Darley in the Zone at Eagle Farm

Beaded was the only blemish on another winning afternoon for Darley on Tatts Tiara day at Eagle Farm.

Sheikh Mohammed’s champion-elect Lonhro sired Pinwheel to win the G3 Healy Stakes (1200m) and Reset chimed in with Frozone in the LR Tattersall’s Racing Club Mile.

Despite her narrow loss, Beaded has been an integral member of Lonhro’s inaugural premiership after getting him over the line in the G1 Doomben 10,000.  She has been as game as ever this month with narrow losses to Sincero in the G1 Stradbroke and Yosei in the G1 Tatts Tiara.

Lonhro has sired the winners of $8.04 million so far this season and Beaded has earned over $1 million of that total.  Next best is Benfica on $465,000.

Beaded (5m Lonhro – Subtle by Night Shift) may have run her last race.  “I will recommend she go to stud,” trainer Peter Snowden said.  “I think she has done her job and has always punched above he weight.”

Pinwheel charged home to score a resounding victory in the Healy Stakes.  He was runner-up to Hay List in last year’s edition of the Healy before breaking through at Listed level in the Ramornie Hcp at Grafton.

“Little fish are sweet,” Snowden admitted.  “He’s an easy horse to train and there are a couple of Caulfield sprints coming up that will suit.”

Pinwheel (5g Lonhro – Quilt by Danehill) is from a three-quarter sister to G1 Hong Kong galloper Charming City (Chief’s Crown).  His dam is a sister to G2 AJC Stan Fox Stakes winner West Point.

Quilt had thrown winners by Canny Lad, Octagonal (2) and Quest for Fame before Pinwheel and has she has a filly foal by Lonhro.

Sheikh Mohammed’s all-conquering operation finished the Brisbane winter carnival on a winner with Frozone.  The Reset gelding enjoyed a perfect run before chasing down the leaders in the LR Tattersall’s Mile.

Frozone (5g Reset – Ice Maiden by O’Reilly) becomes the 14th stakes winner for his sire after some close calls in the Ipswich and Grafton Cups last year.  “He had the Grafton Cup won last year but wilted,” trainer Alan Bailey said.  “I think he’s more of a miler.”

Frozone’s dam Ice Maiden won races in NZ and Australian and has also foaled last year’s G2 Avondale Guineas winner Icepin (Pins).