Topline’s 2 year olds update

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Here is the latest from our mates and sponsors at www.toplinethoroughbreds.com.au . I should be catching up with Rob and Nick at the Magic Millions sales hopefully this week.

A new year has been rung in and with it comes the preliminary events that pave the way for the juvenile racing features of the upcoming Sydney autumn racing carnival and in particular the unchallenged supremo of them all, the $3.5million Golden Slipper. The road to slipper glory may be a steep one to climb but every champion two-year-old to claim the mantle has to cut its teeth in the preliminary rounds in the lead up to the features and it is at this very time of year that those campaigns begin.

Topline Thoroughbreds has a number of promising two-year-olds currently approaching the trial and racing stages of their recent preparations. On the back of strong work and some very positive unofficial jump outs in recent weeks, they have instilled plenty of confidence in their respective camps as they move towards an imminent start. Leading the way for the Topline youngsters at this stage are a couple of fillies with Grahame Begg at Randwick being Octaraja, a very strong, forward, powerful filly by Lonhro and Miss Fearless who is a beautifully balanced, athletic daughter of Snitzel. These fillies are joined at Randwick by Deflection (by Choisir), who has so far taken everything in his stride including a recent jump out win against the older horses by some several lengths. All three will head to the trials towards the end of January.

Topline will also have a two-year-old representative at the Rosehill base of Tim Martin in Quartzite to shortly head to the trials. An imposing son of the renowned sire of early types in Exceed And Excel, Quartzite who is yet to race showed enough potential during his first ever preparation to warrant a trip south for a crack at the lucrative Inglis Banner held on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley. A virus that he had unfortunately picked up on the trip down brought a sudden holt to that program but the flashy chestnut colt has returned this time in better for the experience and a much stronger horse. There is no doubt we will see him in some of the nicer races on offer over the autumn carnival.

 

It is exciting times ahead for these youngsters and their connections and we wish all of their respective owners the best of luck in the coming months as their 2012 purchases take to the track. The Topline Thoroughbreds team will head north to the Gold Coast this week where we will be looking to purchase our next crop of two-year-old runners to be offered for syndication. If you are interested in getting involved in a Topline horse during 2013 please feel free to contact Nick at any time on 0422 987 638 or email nick@toplinethoroughbreds.com.au.