Eureka Stud’s Scott McAlpine has been busy keeping track of Red Dazzler’s winners leading up to the Magic Millions National yearling sale that starts on Tuesday.
McApine relayed the latest results at the Gold Coast sale grounds between parading his Red Dazzlers and checking the latest updates on Arion Pedigrees. “There have been five winners in the last five days,” he said. “He was Queensland’s leading first-season sire and they have really gone on with the job this year.”
Red Dazzler’s Singapore based gelding Golden Prince scored by nearly five lengths at Kranji on Friday and then Typhoon Red came out and put six lengths on his rivals at Toowoomba on Saturday evening.
Golden Prince (2g Red Dazzler – Harry’s Gold by Nothin’ Leica Dane) had been beaten a length when fourth home in the G2 Golden Horseshoe (1200m) on May 18 and was a class above the opposition on Friday. “Danny Beasley jumped off and told the owners he won on natural ability alone,” McAlpine said. “The feedback from Danny is that he will be even better over a longer distance.
“Typhoon Red was just as impressive,” McAlpine continued. “He got within 0.40s of the class record despite the wet conditions at Toowoomba.”
Typhoon Red (3g Red Dazzler – Gentle Thunder by Archregent) was racing first-up for owner-breeder Graeme Thomas. He is trained locally by Kevin Kemp and won’t be long coming to town on the strength of that clear-cut victory on debut.
Red Dazzler has 13 yearlings catalogued for the Magic Millions National Sale on behalf of Eureka and its clients. McAlpine reckons the colt from Flemington G2 winner Market Price (Scenic) is a real running type. Listed a Lot 1490, he is a half-brother to the stakes performers Pierre Joseph, Not at Allordinary and Discoverers.
Red Dazzler is a son of super-sire Red Ransom and he was a Group 1 winner of the Toorak Hcp (1600m) at Caulfield before retiring to Eureka in 2007. He has sired 33 winners of 52 races and will stand for a $9,900 (inc gst) service fee this year.
Eureka also stood Red Ransom sire Markane but he has transferred to nearby Banchory Stud for 2012.
Singapore winner by Red Dazzler