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Gai & Adrian TV 20th July 2024

Mayfair will attempt to break his maiden at the second time of asking for Newgate Farm and connections at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after an encouraging debut performance at Randwick a fortnight ago.

Gai's Tip Sheet

SATURDAY 20TH JULY – ROSEHILLRail Position: RAIL - +3m EntireMOSTRO (Race 4, 1pm, 1500m, R Bayliss, 55kg)Mostro ran very creditably when upped in grade at Warwick Farm last time. The track was very heavy and it turned into a fairly grueling mile, but to his credit he stuck only gamely in the closing stages and wasn’t beaten far at the line. He’s come through that race in good shape and continues to thrive on his work. The track on Saturday is rated a Soft 6 at present but it's improving all the time, so we're hopeful it'll ride better than described or perhaps even be upgraded further prior to his race. We expect these better underfoot conditions to play to his strengths, and whilst he rises in grade to Benchmark 72 company here he returns to race his own age group which is a big positive. He’s drawn well in barrier 2, so Regan will be positive from there to get him rolling along into a forward position where he can look to dictate the tempo of the race to suit himself as he's dropping back in trip slightly, so we don't want him to be dictated to as it might make him a bit vulnerable. It's a competitive race with several form lines converging, but he’s entitled to take another step forward now that he's fourth-up under more favourable conditions so fingers crossed he does just this and gives them all something to catch.SATURDAY 20TH JULY – WYONGRail Position: RAIL - +4m EntireALWAYS SHINING (Race 1, 12.45pm, 1600m, L Beuzelin, 56kg)Always Shining ran well for a long way on debut and just got outsprinted in the closing stages over a trip that we know will prove to be significantly short of his best. He got a little lost in the run to the line, but to his credit he stuck on gamely and wasn’t beaten far at the finish. He’s still developing physically and he’s still learning his racing craft, but we feel these racecourse experiences as a juvenile should stand him in great stead as he progresses. He’s come through that first-up run in great shape, and he strips fitter and tighter in condition ahead of this contest. We expect the rise in distance to 1600 metres to be of great benefit second-up, and the slightly steadier tempo of the race over this trip should enable him to get into a better rhythm in the middle stages of the race. He’s taking on some older three year olds, some of whom are more experienced and seasoned than him, and this isn't easy to do. However, we need to get him over a longer trip and it’s getting late in the season now so he's almost three himself, and we feel he’s ready for the challenge. Louis will be positive from barrier 2 and get him rolling along into a forward position where he can travel comfortable towards the head of the field. We've put the blinkers on to ensure he's entirely focused and it often gives these youngsters a bit of confidence, so if he can get into a nice rhythm in front we're sure he'll be in it for a long way. SUNDAY 21ST JULY – HAWKESBURYRail Position: RAIL - +2m 1100m-450m, True RemainderSATIN SHIMMER (Race 4, 1.50pm, 1100m, Z Lloyd, 55.5kg)Satin Shimmer is delighting us ahead of her first-up start. She has made two good impressions in her trials this time in, and she has shown nice improvement in her subsequent track work. She’s strengthened up nicely and shown plenty of speed and professionalism at the outset of this campaign, so the 1100 metres on an expansive track such as Hawkesbury is a good starting point for her. Barrier 11 isn’t ideal, but Zac will be positive from there as we're keen to utilise her natural speed and roll forward to secure a favourable position towards the head of the field. She’s set to take on several older, more seasoned competitors here which is never easy for two year olds, but it’s getting late in the season now and we feel she’s ready for the challenge. She’s a promising young filly who’s shown plenty of precocity in her trials to date, and we expect her to be challenging at the finish to get her preparation off to an encouraging start.


Stable Spotlight

Under The Radar Stallions We Love

Come sale time we love hunting for progeny by young stallions who we've had successful exposure to, as often we don't have to pay up for the level of confidence we have in the individual before us. It is the benefit we have with our scale which in a way, helps us beat the market while at the same time creating value for our owners.

Zoustar is a stallion we caught on too early and we have had six Stakes winners by him in the last two seasons as an example - North Star Lass, Platinum Jubilee, Zia, Zoumon, and highly promising 2YOs, Espionage and Clean Energy.

Currently there are three stallions who we have more than our fair share of exposure and success with, and hence we have targeted their yearlings this year providing they stack up on type to meet our expectations. We can then go in to bid with confidence knowing:

  1. a) the ones we have seen previously by this stallion, that look like this, can gallop
  2. b) the stock of this stallion clearly appreciate our Tulloch Lodge training & education system


Please don't tell anyone, but three stallions we feel the general market has not discovered yet are:


  • 2024 - we secured 7 yearlings for the stable at an average of $241,000
  • Success: we have trained three of Maurice's 9 Australian Stakes winners including Kibou, Ganbare and Azula


  • 2024 - we secured 5 yearlings for the stable at an average of $160,000
  • Success: we have trained four of his 11 Stakes winners including Red Resistance, Rise Of The Masses, The Instructor and Russian Roni. 


  • 2024 - we secured 5 yearlings for the stable at an average of $150,000
Success: we have trained 2 of Written By's 3 Stakes winners to date including Straight Charge and The Novelist.

Russian Revolution x Miss Aubrey Colt:

Purchase Price: $150,000 Magic Millions 2024

Shares Available: Yes

Colours Available: No

At Magic Millions January we secured a Russian Revolution colt out of Miss Aubrey for $150,000 based on the thinking we have outlined above. His shape, size and action is exactly what we saw with the other 4 Stakes winning colts by Russian Revolution in our stable, he looked a very likely type and now he is doing 'likely' things.

  • Check out his sale page and pedigree here.
  • Watch his latest video update here.

Having been bought so early this colt is a long way through his education and is currently in the stable in his second preparation and is really impressing Adrian, Gai and those that ride him.

His pedigree is a proven getter of fast horses, with his grand-dam a full sister to Court Command, and he is a very interesting mirroring of great speed influences Nureyev and Danehill 4x4 in his bloodline grid.

Based on his price and what we have seen so far, we think this colt is outstanding value, so Gai, Adrian, Claudia and Bruce jumped on a video together to tell you more:

For more information please touch base with our bloodstock team.

Bring on the Magic Millions we say!

Happy Racing,

Gai & Adrian

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Russian Revolution/Miss Aubrey '22

This colt is by first and second season Champion sire, Russian Revolution, who is also the fastest son of Snitzel standing at stud. He is out of the young Starcraft mare, Miss Aubrey. Starcraft has proven himself to be a Group 1 producing Broodmare sire, through talented horses such as Skew Whiff. Miss Aubrey is a half-sister to a listed winner and this is only her second foal. The Snitzel line crossed with Starcraft mares has produced an incredibly impressive 90% winners to runners ratio, so the odds are very much stacked in this handsome colt’s favour. 

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