|Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott continued their Golden Slipper winning form with rising star Shout the Bar scoring a brilliant win in today’s Group One Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.|
At just her fourth lifetime start, Shout the Bar upstaged her fancied rivals Probabeel and Funstar to score a momentous win for connections.
She provided Waterhouse and Bott with a third Group One win in three weeks but importantly a first at racing’s elite level for popular jockey Adam Hyeronimus.
The daughter of Not a Single Doubt has now firmed markedly for the Australian Oaks after her impressive win in the Vinery Stud Stakes.
“I’m so happy for the team,” Bott said moments after the win. “Everyone who works at home on the horses and obviously I’m so thrilled for Adam.”
“It’s great he’s been able to win his first Group One. He puts in a lot of hard yards and he’s done a fantastic job on this filly all of the way through.”
“Today he kept his cool and got the right run.”
“It’s been an amazing progression from her. She’s obviously shown us plenty of ability this campaign. Her class got her through the shorter trips.”
“We’d always been looking at stepping her up to a trip that she was looking for and it’s great to see her come through it and reward us.”
You couldn’t wipe the smile from the face of Adam Hyeronimus following his first Group One success.
“It’s very rewarding,” a proud Hyeronimus said. “Especially for Gai – it’s such a privilege.”
“Growing up as a kid I watched the races on the Saturdays and Gai used to dominate the two-year-old races.”
“To ride for her and to finish my apprenticeship with the stable and continue to ride for them after – then to win my first Group One for them is a huge thrill.”
“She’s probably not a natural leader. We landed there by default and she floated a bit.”
“Through the middle stages I thought we were going too slow, so that’s why I picked up the pace. At the half mile I knew it was going to be a sit-sprint and I knew how tough she would be.”
“From her second trial I told Adrian – she’s our Oaks horse and she hasn’t let us down so far!”
“She looks after herself very well. She’s such a placid horse. Early on she was too placid, but now as a three-year-old she has really developed.”
The win made it a unique Group One double for Waterhouse and Bott and star sire Not a Single Doubt. As well as Shout the Bar, Not a Single Doubt is also the sire of last Saturday’s Slipper winner Farnan.
Shout the Bar was purchased by Waterhouse and Bott for $200,000 from the Newhaven Park draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
From just four starts she’s already earned her jubilant connections over $378,000 and her residual value has just exploded.
Shout the Bar is the first runner to date for her dam, the Sydney winning O’Reilly mare Drinks All Round. She hails from the family of multiple Group One winner Rangirangdoo and group winning mare Satinka.
Not a Single Doubt, a graduate of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale himself, has now sired no less than 13 individual Group One winners including the Gold Coast sold graduates Farnan, Single Gaze, Secret Agenda and Qafila.
Winner: Shout the Bar
Breeding: Not a Single Doubt-Drinks All Round (O’Reilly)
Race: ATC Vinery Stud Stakes G1 (2000m)
Sold for: $200,000
Sale: 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Newhaven Park (As Agent)
Buyer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Owner(s): Mystery Downs (Mgr: FW Cook), Mrs CM Cook, Bangaloe Stud (Mgr: Miss JC Ritchie), Bamboo Bloodstock (Mgr: WJ Wendt), G A Kelly, Vasamiry (Mgr: RAW Kelly), AC Poole, IW Patrick, Three Wise Men Racing (Mgr: M Saia), TL Hastings, BA Ainsworth, G Lee & Jokes Sport Racing (Mgr: JR Scott)
Trainer(s): Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott (Randwick)