Black Heart Bart All Class in Goodwood

Black Heart Bart All Class in Goodwood

Black Heart Bart landed a breakthrough Group One victory and sent his earnings spiralling toward $1.8 million with a brilliant win in today’s Group One The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.
Sent out the heavily supported favourite after three outstanding runs for his new trainer Darren Weir, Black Heart Bart let his class come through as he held out previously untapped Cranbourne sprinter Supido by just over half a length.

Black Heart Bart settled midfield early from his inside barrier and then came with a strong sprint in the straight under Brad Rawiller to score impressively.

“All of his runs for me have been terrific,” Weir said after the win.

“His form before he came over to us was terrific and it’s great to see a horse like him win a Group One. He’s a good class horse and he gallops at home like you’d expect him to.”

“It’s great for the owners and I have to give them a big thank you for sending him over – they could have sent him anywhere obviously.”

“He’s the perfect horse to train – he eats well, he trains well, he’s very sound and he’s a very good racehorse and they’re hard to find.”

The Goodwood was the target for Black Heart Bart after his outstanding run in the All Aged Stakes when narrowly beaten and he will now head to Brisbane to chase back to back Group One features.

“The space between runs has been terrific. After last start we targeted this race which race five to six weeks between runs and it’s now three weeks to the Stradbroke which is ideal,” Weir added.

A son of Western Australia’s leading sire Blackfriars, Black Heart Bart was purchased by part owner Kim Renner for $20,000 from the Lakeside Thoroughbreds draft at the 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.

As it stands his outstanding record now reads out at 12 wins and 10 placings from just 30 lifetime outings.

Australia’s latest group one winning star is one of three winners produced by his dam, the six time winner Sister Theresa, a half sister to Savannah Success (dam of Cox Plate winner and champion sire Savabeel).

Sister Theresa is also the dam of Rebel Sister, an unraced Falbrav mare who is the dam of stakes winners Rebelson and Rebel King.

Black Heart Bart capped a memorable day for Magic Millions graduates after earlier stakes success on the day for Chabaud at Morphettville and Kebede, Snippets Land and Straturbo at Doomben.

Chabaud, a $170,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for Matchem Racing from the draft of Widden Stud, added another black type to her record when she won the Group Three SA Fillies Classic (2500m).

The Robert Smerdon prepared daughter of Lookin at Lucky, is from a stakes performed Fastnet Rock three quarter sister to Sea Siren.

It was an emotional win for Smerdon and jockey Dwayne Dunn with Chabaud carrying home the colours of the late Phil Sly – the first feature race success for the colours since his recent passing.

In Brisbane it was a feature race treble for Magic Millions races with Kebede leading the way with a stylish success in the Group Two Magic Millions The Roses (2000m).

Kebede, who has now won four of her past six races, emerged as one of the leading contenders for the Queensland Oaks when she edged out fellow Gold Coast graduate Sebring Sally, while the favourite Imposing Lass was third.

A Redoute’s Choice sister to Panzer Division, Kebede was purchased by Neil Jenkinson Bloodstock for $80,000 from the draft of Lustre Lodge at the 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Quality Sydney galloper Snippets Land surged late to win the Group Three Darley BTC Sprint (1350m) for trainers Peter and Paul Snowden and jockey Blake Shinn.

In a driving finish the son of Snippetson was able to finish too well for fellow Magic Millions purchase Religify and win by about a head.

Snippets Land was purchased by leading bloodstock agent Steve Brem for $120,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Queensland’s Raheen Stud.

The talented gelding is a half brother to three winners including the New Zealand based stakes performer Canny Franco.

Earlier on the Doomben card talented sprinter Straturbo added another feature to his resume when he won the listed Chief de Beers Handicap (1050m).

A $45,000 purchase from the Widden Stud draft at the 2011 National Yearling Sale for Adrian Allen, Straturbo is trained by Gary Portelli and carries the colours of Elite Thoroughbreds.

A full brother to the Skyline Stakes winner I’m All the Talk, Straturbo has now sent his earnings soaring to $415,000 with his latest success, a seventh in his career.

Winner: Black Heart Bart
Breeding: Blackfriars-Sister Theresa (At Talaq)
Race: SAJC The Goodwood G1 (1200m)
Sold for: $20,000
Sale: 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale
Vendor: Lakeside Thoroughbreds
Buyer: Kim Renner
Earnings: $1,698,680
Owner(s): KB Renner, CR Delacy, A Psaltis, I McCarthy & Mrs DA Richardson
Trainer: Darren Weir (Wangoom)