Mark Smith - Saturday, 30 July 2016
The Anthony Cummings-trained Golden Organic will end his juvenile season a winner after holding the challenge of the luckless High Mist by a head in Saturday’s Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Making his third start after a second to the promising Tango Rain at Canterbury on June 22 and fourth behind Thronum at Randwick three weeks back, Golden Organic received all the favours under Tye Angland.
High Mist (High Chaparral) was caught wide the trip but was brave to the end while the Gai Waterhouse-trained Lord Macau (Casino Prince) finished another long-neck away in third.(photos Steve Hart).
"We were a bit worried about coming into this race given the barrier that he drew but the horse has been going really well and the alternatives weren’t really comparable,” Cummings said.
"I think he’s a really nice horse in the making. He did a few things wrong first-up and second-up with the way the track was it didn’t help him.”
"I think he’ll get 2000 (metres) and if he can get to that trip I think he will be effective at the top end,” he said.
"Whether he’s going to be a Golden Rose horse I’m not sure but we'll give him three maybe even four weeks off now."
Golden Organic continues the winning run enjoyed by Brighthill Farm's promising young sire Dalghar (Fr).
The second lot into the ring at the 2015 Perth Magic Millions Yearling sale, Golden Organic was purchased by his trainer for $45,000.
He is the first foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Extra Celestial a half-sister to stakes-placed Home On A Wing (Hawk Wing) from the family of Group 1 QTC TJ Smith Classic winner Outback prince and dual Group 1 winner Hotel Grand.
A son of former Widden shuttler Anabaa, Dalghar (Fr) is a Group III winning half-brother to champion racehorses and successful sires Daylami (Breeders Cup Turf) and Dalakhani (Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe), who shuttled to Cornerstone Stud in Australia before a recent injury forced his retirement from stud duties.
Todate Dalghar's winners have all been Brighthill Farm born and raised, with Barabas bred in conjunction with Henry Norcross.
Dalghar’s service fee will be increased this spring from $6000 to $8000 + GST.