New Winner for Trapeze Artist
The Gary Portelli-trained Flying Trapeze produced a tenacious effort to open his winning account over 1400m at Kembla Grange and credit Trapeze Artist with his sixth winner.
Leading from the front under Brandon Lerena, Flying Trapeze looked vulnerable at the 200m but answered every call to win by a a half-head.
Fifth in the Group III Breeders’ Plate at Randwick last October, Flying Trapeze broke through at his sixth start and had been placed at his previous two.
Portelli Racing purchased the son of Trapeze Artist for $85,000 from the Widden Stud draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Bred by Rob and Jan Bergstrom, Flying Trapeze is the first foal of the Bernardini (USA) mare Coromandel, a sister to multiple Group II winner and Group I placed Toydini out of the Bergstrom’s outstanding mare Johan’s Toy.
First Light Racing/Annabel Neasham Racing shelled out $120,000 for a sister to Flying Artist consigned by Widden Stud to Magic Millions this year.
Coromandel revisited Trapeze Artist last spring.