Sale double for Tsigane

Larneuk Stud owner Nev Murdoch and his Anabaa sire Tsigane claimed a winning double at Sale on Thursday.

Tsigane’s first crop three year-olds Go Gypsy Boy and Go Faraglioni are both members of Greg Eurell’s Cadet Lodge stables and were ridden by Chris Symonds.

Go Gypsy Boy (3g Tsigane – Australis Bazaar by Southern Appeal) opened proceedings in the Lords Cleaning Service Maiden (1424m).  Starting a $3 favourite after placings at Cranbourne and Seymour, he scored by more than two lengths third time out.

“He won like a real good horse,” Murdoch said on Friday.  “Greg said not to push him early.  It’s still only his first preparation so being patient looks like paying off.”

Go Gypsy Boy should get over ground.  His dam Australis Bazaar won up to 2500m at Sandown and Moonee Valley.  

Go Faraglioni got home by a short-head in the Gippsland Times Maiden Plate (1742m).  He showed more than Go Gypsy Boy when they were first in work but took six runs to break through.

“Greg was confident he could win on debut at Bairnsdale back in September but he got beaten 8 lengths!” Murdoch recalled.  “It had us stumped until he came down with a lung infection.”

Go Faraglioni (3g Tsigane – Blue Capri by Proven Valour) doesn’t like being cluttered up on the rails and Symonds gave him plenty of galloping room at Sale.  He is from a mare who was stakes placed at Flemington (2) and Caulfield as a two year-old.  She eventually won five races around the provincials.

Tsigane (Fr) won six races from 1200m to 1600m and was a stakes winner at Del Mar and Santa Anita on turf.  He is a French bred son of Anabaa along with Group 1 super mare Goldikova (USA Breeders’ Cup Mile x 3) and Anabaa Blue (French Derby).  The latter has emerged as a leading sire based at Haras d’Etreham.

Anabaa’s Australian bred G1 winners include Champion Sprinter Yell (MRC Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes & MVRC Australia Stakes) and Flemington stakes winner King Of Prussia whose winner-count continues to climb at Greta West Stud.

Tsigane stands alongside O’Lonhro (Lonhro) and Bramshaw (Encosta de Lago) at Larneuk Stud and all three stallions received multiple bookings at the North-East Breeders stallion parade at Oaklands Junction last month.