The Up & Coming Sprintstar – 22nd October 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The Up & Coming Sprintstar

Kokomo – “Aruba, Jamaica, Ooh I Want To Take You To / Bermuda, Bahama, Come On Pretty Mama”

A high quality field of speedsters will line up to do battle in the Up & Coming Sprintstar at Sydney Harbour Racecourse today. Being a sprint race, the 1200m contest is wide open and looks to be the toughest leg of what are expected to be a terrific day of racing.

Trainer Sootie has two runners and the son of Like A Boss, Dodge And Swerve, he needed the run when unplaced behind Copenhagen in the heat on Saturday over 800m and will improve here. His stablemate Bling is one of several fillies in the race and, she is a pacey sort and has been brought along slowly.

The outstanding Hawaii Al sprinter Bahamas is back chasing more silverware on Saturday. Riddley Walker Racing’s six year old looks set to make a good start to the 6yo Triple Crown series. He is a fit-as-a-fiddle talented ball of speed and has proven his ability in age cups. The one to beat. Rafindale has had great success with sprinters and the ultra consistent Dante’s Anger looks every inch a serious racehorse, she will command the utmost respect. Jack Hammer is the highest rated horse in the race, and is set for a big effort.

The unpredictable son of Danger Mouse, Addie Over Greater is a difficult fellow to assess as he ran his heat on Sunday, and his last run in this type of company was three seasons ago. Copenhagen has put her hand up big time when winning the heat on Saturday over 800m. This will naturally be her big test with a strong contingent of visitors out to spoil her party. The Fernbank Park runner Fluffy, is lightly raced and should be well suited to the extra 400m here.

All told, this should be a lovely visual spectacle to enjoy, a fact made so much more pleasant if you’re backing the winner.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 12 Fluffy Fernbank Park Cheyenne Ruter 1:10.287
2 10 Kinkladze RCS Locos Wayne Kinker 1:10.581
3 8 Jack Hammer Invicta Racing Fredricka Montis 1:10.591
4 2 Bahamas Riddley Walker Racin Chieko Kish 1:10.924
5 6 Copenhagen Double U Stables Mae Shetter 1:11.357


1. Bling

6yo mare from Sootie, Career earnings: $1,613,838
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Karaka Breeders
Lineage:By Grey Ghost out of Imagine Dragons
Recent form:9,6,3,3,5

Stable comments:This mares I bought in one from just a month ago but can see her potential in being a league horse in the end, however having just got her in that time span I’m still trying to figure her out and I’m hoping she can get into the top 3 or maybe even better win it.”

2. Bahamas

6yo stallion from Riddley Walker Racin, Career earnings: $3,869,204
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Riddley Walker Racin
Lineage:By Hawaii out of Kobicha
Recent form:2,1,5,5,3

Stable comments:Bahamas has proven competitive in his age group and if the track stays dead will be in with a good chance. Not sure about using an aggressive jockey on him…time will tell. The last 200 metres will be the test in this race. Dante’s Anger the danger.”

3. Dante’s Anger

6yo mare from rafindale, Career earnings: $2,139,200
Overall rating: Grand(69) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by FRAMPTON
Lineage:By Top Eight out of Look Sioux 
Recent form:1,1,1,2,3

Stable comments: – “

4. Dodge And Swerve

6yo stallion from Sootie, Career earnings: $2,340,644
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Like A Boss out of Pleasure And Pain 
Recent form:2,1,2,4,7

Stable comments:Again as before with the sun coming I’m not liking my chances that and the very limited exp he has at sprints. I’m hoping my other entry will fair better.”

5. Addie Over Greater

6yo stallion from crowsrock, Career earnings: $624,800
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Unpredictable
Born:Fri 9th Oct 2015, bred by crowsrock
Lineage:By Danger Mouse out of Addie Over Great 
Recent form:7,2,2,1,4

Stable comments:“Completely forgot about this race and ran Greater in a league race last Tuesday, managed to get into a Sunday heat so not an ideal lead up. Strong field for this one and not expecting much from mine, Bahamas or Dante my tip for this one.”

6. Copenhagen

6yo mare from Double U Stables, Career earnings: $1,677,644
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Double U Stables
Lineage:By Caorunn out of Akureyri
Recent form:1,1,4,6,1

Stable comments:Outside chance at best. This horse could win a future sprinters shield but lacks experience for this one. I would hope for top 5 at best. Some of the other runners have ridiculous experience already!!!”

7. Type Darkest Arial

6yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $2,308,318
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Deledio Senseless out of Fuel Viva 
Recent form:3,3,9,1,8

Stable comments:Type Darkest Arial is only entered to make up the numbers. Type will be giving up 15-20 points in ratings to most horses, so I don’t see this horse finishing top half.”

8. Jack Hammer

6yo stallion from Invicta Racing, Career earnings: $1,662,400
Overall rating: Tremendous(71) – Competitive
Born:Fri 9th Oct 2015, bred by Invicta Racing
Lineage:By Lucky Colours out of Moriah Hal Jello 
Recent form:1,1,1,4,2

Stable comments:Optimists might think that Jack Hammer could take the win, but realistically he looks outgunned by the likes of Bahamas and Dante’s Anger, So challenging for the 3rd spot is probably the best expectation.”

9. North Terrace

6yo stallion from Gaspers, Career earnings: $1,722,698
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Breakaway
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Gaspers
Lineage:By Sherrif Oliver out of Black Arab
Recent form:7,1,1,2,6

Stable comments:Bahamas or Dante’s Anger, I can’t choose between them, has there ever been a dead heat in TK ?, as for my own horse North Terrace, well at least I can dream ! Best of luck everybody.”

10. Kinkladze

6yo stallion from RCS Locos, Career earnings: $998,299
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by woodchuckers
Lineage:By Maciek out of Of The Wind 
Recent form:3,1,1,8,4

Stable comments: – “I’m expecting an improvement from Kinkladze compared to his last Cup outing but I doubt it will be enough. Bahamas and Dante’s Anger will battle this one out.”

11. Backinblack

6yo stallion from Sin666, Career earnings: $333,400
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Washington DC
Lineage:By Gonzo Liesel out of Missy Kebab
Recent form:1,2,7,5

Stable comments: – “

12. Fluffy

6yo stallion from Fernbank Park, Career earnings: $373,000
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Troublemaker’s
Lineage:By Godzilla out of Saphira 
Recent form:3,13,2,1

Stable comments: – “Had a great win in the heat, step up in distance and wide barrier may cause some issues, hopefully can come home strong and give himself a chance.”

13. Vinette Brooke

6yo mare from Gray Dog Stables, Career earnings: $888,700
Overall rating: Tremendous(70)
Born:Fri 16th Oct 2015, bred by Gray Dog Stables
Lineage:By Danger Mouse out of Spook Yngwie Stuff 
Recent form:3,2,3,2,2

Stable comments: – “I was aiming for this to be Vinette Brooke‘s coming out party but I don’t think I have her stamina where it needs to be for this long final sprint. Will be hoping for top 5.”

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