With arguably one of the most important and exciting weeks of racing in the Australasian calendar – the Flemington Carnival commencing on Saturday, Blue Sky Bloodstock are extremely proud to be represented by numerous runners, not only at Flemington, but also at Randwick.
While not all meetings have had acceptances taken as yet, Blue Sky Bloodstock’s week will kick off on Derby Day at Flemington with two exciting runners.
Headlining the pair is private yearling purchase DON’T DOUBT MAMMA in the Group 1 Myer Classic, while AEGEAN SEA (right) takes her part a few races prior in the Group 3 Sensis Stakes.
A narrow last start second at Listed level over 1100m on Caulfield Cup Day, four-year-old Beneteau mare Aegean Sea will have the services of Blake Shinn once again, with the Clarry Conners-trained mare drawn wide, but she shows plenty of tactical speed and can take up a forward position.
Three races later, Not A Single Doubt mare Don’t Doubt Mamma (below) will start as one of the favoured runners in the Group 1 Myer Classic. Having recorded Group 2 wins at her last two runs, the Tony McEvoy-trained mare has recorded seven wins from 16 starts and looks ideally suited in the race.
Set to be ridden by Dwayne Dunn, the leading jockey will be aiming to go back to back in the race after his success last year on Politeness.
Progressing onto Cup Day, Blue Sky Bloodstock could be represented by three runners Australia wide.
After a narrow second last Saturday on Cox Plate day in the Listed Crockett Stakes, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained PROMPT RESPONSE (right) heads to the Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate over 1400m.
With multiple stakes-placed effort from her seven career starts to date, it would be a great to see the filly take a black type win for long term Blue Sky Bloodstock owners Ron Hamer and Mark Sowerby.
Currently the second emergency, two year-old INVINCIBLE STAR could make her debut in the opening race of the day, the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Joao Moreira, one of the world’s leading jockey’s has been booked to take the ride, so fingers crossed for the large group of owners that the filly gets her chance to run.
At Royal Randwick on the same day, three-year-old Beneteau filly BLISS POINT will be looking to break her maiden for Clarry Conners in the opening race of the day.
Nominated for Oaks Day (Thursday) in the Listed TCL 4K UHD Stakes (1800m) is the lightly raced FLASH BOY.
An impressive winner two starts back over 1400m at Bendigo, the Inglis Premier purchased son of Beneteau then went back to Bendigo and not all went to plan, when finishing fifth.
Bred to appreciate the step up to 1800m, the Danny O’Brien-trained Flash Boy is out of half-sister to Group 3 winners Phantom Thief and Saturday Fever, both successful over 2400m, with their dam Not On Friday, having finished third and fourth in two separate Oaks, continuing to highlight the staying ability of the family.
All in all, we’d like to wish all our owners the best of luck during the week, and thank them for their continued support of Blue Sky Bloodstock.