First winner by Seventh Reason

Seventhchic notched the first win for Sadler’s Wells sire Seventh Reason at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Victorian-bred filly was conceived when Seventh Reason stood a one-off season at Jubilee Stud on the Bellarine peninsula in 2012.  “If you had told me she was by Fastnet Rock or any of the prominent stallions I would have said ‘yeah, fair enough’,” trainer Chris Waller admitted.  “She’s an absolute cracker.”

Seventhchic (2f Seventh Reason – Euro Chic by Dehere) had been runner-up on debut at Gosford a month ago and firmed from $11 into a $4.20 favourite for the Husson @ Vinery Hcp (1200m).  She settled well back off some quick sectionals before sprinting the front and seeing off Zafina by a short-neck.

Seventh Reason is a half-brother to champion mare More Joyous and sold for a record-breaking $2 million at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He won at Kembla and Canterbury before retiring to Secret Hill Farms in Queensland in 2011.

Transferred to Les and Michele Denham’s Jubilee Stud, he covered a small book at Freshwater Creek before a third move in as many seasons to Auburnvale Stud in Tasmania.

“There were only 7 foals from the 17 mares he covered here in 2012,” Michele recalled.  “We took him up to Angus McKinnon at the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital for tests and it confirmed there were problems with his fertility.”

Jubilee Stud is nowadays home to Red Arrow (Red Ransom) who stands for a $2,700 (inc gst) fee plus Rock Face (Encosta De Lago) and Apologia (Danehill) who are both available at $1,600 (inc gst).