Having had two starts in Sydney for two second placed efforts behind the David Payne-trained Bold Circle and then the Darley-owned Earthquake, the Corumbene Stud-bred and sold Sheer Style travelled to Ballarat on Sunday, November 24 to contest the second running of the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic over 1000m.
One of very few clockwise races held in Victoria, the Magic Millions set the race up to allow two-year-olds in Victoria to have the opportunity to race in the clockwise direction before heading to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January on the Gold Coast.
Sold through the 2013 draft of Corumbene Stud to trainer Gary Frazer, the Snitzel filly is out of the Corumbene Stud-raced Armidale mare Jolie, herself a half-sister to the Group Three placed St Magnus.
Secured for $225,000, Frazer commented recently, “We were going to $150k – amazing what a few Crown Lagers will do” – after signing at $255k.
That $225,000 now looks very good value as the filly has now earned over $150,000 from three starts and is now also a leading contender for January’s $2 million juvenile feature.
Ridden by Jason Collett, Sheer Style (pictured below in Sydney recently) jumped away well from a wide gate before heading forward to lead. Surprisingly wobbling around the home turn, allowing the Mick Prince-trained Charge Forward colt Geromayo to gain an inside run, Sheer Style fought back, pulling away close to the line to win the race by the best part of a length.
Having sold numerous high class yearlings from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale including Group One Golden Slipper and Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Sebring, Group One Oakleigh Plate winner Eagle Falls, Listed Maribyrnong Trail Stakes winner Noesis and the Listed Winter Stakes winner Mr Unforgettable, Corumbene Stud will once offer a stellar draft of 13 yearlings in 2014, highlighted by a Not A Single Doubt three-quarter-sister to Sheer Talent as Lot 485.Back to News