First winner for Carpanetto in WA

WA sire Carpanetto opened his account when Class To Go won the Goldfields Printing Maiden (1300m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday.

Class To Go (3g Carpanetto – Classy Charlie by With Class) is raced by owner-trainer Paul Smythe and he finished powerfully to win by a head from Cool Euro (One Cool Cat).  He is from a half-sister to 10 time winner Rusty Dusty Grey (Agameneo) who was also stakes placed at Morphettville and Oakbank.

Greenfields Stud owner Neil Randall bred Class To Go who is one of 13 foals from the first crop of Carpanetto.  Only three of them have faced the starter so far.

Carpanetto (Peintre Celebre) was originally owned by Coolmore associate Michael Tabor and he was a juvenile winner for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh.  He returned the following year to win first-up at Naas and then did well to finish second to champion stayer Vinnie Roe in the Listed Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.

After an unsuccessful trip to the United States, Carpanetto was purchased by Bart Cummings on behalf of a syndicate that included Dato Tan Chin Nam.

The Cummings factor sparked a flood of money for the Irish import in pre-post markets for the 2004 Melbourne Cup.  And he continued to firm after winning a Hawkesbury barrier trial with Darren Beadman in the saddle.  

Carpanetto went amiss after that hit-out and Randall made a winning bid to stand him in Western Australia.

Tabor originally purchased Carpanetto for 500,000 guineas from the Camas Park Stud draft at the 2001 Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale.  Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates was the underbidder.

His dam Royal Ballet (Sadler’s Wells) is a sister to King’s Theatre, a G1 winner of the Racing Post Trophy at two and the King George as a three year-old.  He was based at Glenlogan Park Stud in the 1990s.

Royal Ballet is also a half-sister to High Estate (Shirley Heights) who was European Champion 2YO after an unbeaten juvenile campaign that included the Royal Lodge St-G2, Coventry St-G3, Vintage St-G3 and Solario St-G3.  High Estate sired English Derby winner in High Rise.

Carpanetto covered just 17 mares in his first season but the numbers increased with books of 37, 53 and 47 in the following three years.  Magic Millions sold 23 lots by Carpanetto as part of the unreserved dispersal sale of Greenfields Stud on April 18.