First 2yo crop firing for Unite And Conquer

The first 2yo crop of Kingstar Farm stallion Unite And Conquer have been setting the tracks alight ahead of the early-season juvenile races this month.

Unite And Conquer colt Switch And Go won a Toowoomba barrier trial in August and is back in work with trainer Harry Richardson who is plotting a course towards two rich sales-related races in the New Year.

The Inglis Ready2Race Sale next Tuesday, October 10 will also showcase a Unite And Conquer colt that clocked the fastest time at last week’s Hawkesbury breeze-ups for Riverina vendor Pendergast Thoroughbreds.

Unite And Conquer (Hinchinbrook) was a precocious colt for trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott in 2018-19 winning the VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (LR, 1000m) and Wyong Magic Millions Classic (RL, 1100m).  He took that unbeaten record into the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) at the Gold Coast but suffered a tendon injury in running that was serious enough to curtail a career that promised so much for Blueblood Thoroughbreds.

Switch And Go will also be given his chance stake a claim for the $3million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) in January.  “He’s readymade and can gallop but we’re not going to push him too hard,” Richardson said last week.  “We will give him a start or two and hopefully he makes the field.”

The $500,000 QTIS 2YO Jewel (1200m) is another possible target at Doomben in March.

Switch And Go won his Toowoomba trial by a head for Richardson and owner Frank Manwaring.  “The turn out of the straight at Clifford Park is tight and downhill so I told Nathan (Evans) to be careful.  He didn’t take any chances and was swinging on the colt all the way.

“There were only a couple of others in the jump-out so you don’t know what he beat.  But he could have put six lengths on them!”

He’s the third foal of unraced mare Flippity Lass (Dream Ahead) who has already delivered Moonee Valley 1000m record-holder Inundation (Headwater) and Ocean Endeavour (Astern) who won a Doomben maiden at her second start in March.

The Unite and Conquer colt that clocked a session-best 10.36s at Hawkesbury will be popular at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale next Tuesday.  “I knew he would run a good, strong gallop, but I didn’t think he’d be that sharp,” Ryan Pendergast said.  “He’s a nice, big horse and will continue to grow into a real good type.”

Catalogued as Lot 207, his dam Sukhar (Zabeel) has foaled three winners from three to race and she is a three-quarter sister to 2007-08 Champion Australian Stayer Efficient.

Unite And Conquer stands for a $6,600 (inc GST) service fee at Kingstar Farm.  For bookings or further information, contact Adam Cook (0427 901 201) or Conor Phelan (0437 842 852).