Shoot Out connection strikes at Doomben

The Shoot Out connection struck with beautifully bred filly Victoria Cristal at Doomben on Wednesday.

Just like the G1 AJC Australian Derby winner, Victoria Cristal is by High Chaparral and is trained for owners Graham and Linda Huddy by Johnny Wallace on the Gold Coast.

The Huddys bought Shoot Out for just $15,000 out of the Oaklands Stud draft at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions and a year later they purchased Victoria Cristal for $45,000 from the Canning Downs consignment.

Victoria Cristal (3f High Chaparral – Kaapstad Glamour by Kaapstad) arrived with a well-time run to win the Sky Racing Plate (2040m) from Under Direction (Commands) and The Goat (Tsuimai) yesterday.

Canning Downs owners John Barnes and Joy Mackay are preparing a half sister by Haradasun to Victoria Cristal for January’s Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.

“The half-sister is a lovely filly,” Magic Millions consultant Barry Bowditch reported.  “Each time I’ve seen her she has developed nicely and she will make into a lovely yearling.”

The sale bound filly is also half sister to the Gold Brose Group 1 winner Grout (Ellerslie & Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes).

Their dam Kaapstad Glamour is a half sister to the dam of South African based stakes winner Curved Ball (Fastnet Rock).  He is trained by Charles Laird and was tipped for stardom after winning the G2 Dingaans Hcp at Turffontein 12 months ago.

Laird paid $200,000 for Curved Ball at the 20008 Magic Millions National yearling sale but the colt hasn’t been seen since the start of this year.