Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott to keep ‘exciting’ youngsters apart in Group 3 feature

Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are likely to avoid a return clash between promising stablemates Silent Impact and Concocted in the Group 3 $160,000 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

Unbeaten Silent Impact and Concocted ran the quinella at a Rosehill Saturday meeting late last month and are among 16 entries for the feature three-year-old race.

The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Tiger Of Malay, winner of the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm back in May, is topweight with 61kg ahead of Subterranean on 58kg.

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Silent Impact (green/white) and Concocted (red and yellow) will likely avoid a return clash in the Up And Coming Stakes at Kembla on Saturday. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Silent Impact and Concocted both get into the Up And Coming Stakes on the 54kg limit but Waterhouse indicated only one of the stable’s talented duo will line up at Kembla Grange.

“We will run one, we won’t run both,” Waterhouse said.

“It is up to Adrian to decide but both are terribly exciting young horses.”

Waterhouse, who has trained a record five Up And Coming Stakes winners with Master Ash (2018), War (2013), Dreamscape (2008), Snowland (2002) and Newquay (2001), described Silent Impact and Concocted as “handsome three-year-olds but physically totally different types”.

“Silent Impact will run a ‘mile’ to 2000m with his eyes closed,” Waterhouse said. “Everyone was amazed when he won over 1000m at his first start because he is by Maurice.

“But in Australian racing, we can inject speed into these horses because our mares have so much precocity.

“Concocted is a nice style of horse, he’s a compact, masculine type and is more a sprinter.”

Waterhouse and Bott have various other race options for Silent Impact and Concocted including either the San Domenico Stakes (1100m) or Ming Dynasty Quality (1300m), both Group 3 races worth $160,000, run at Rosehill on August 28.

Group 1 winner Converge will have another trial before he resumes in the Run To The Rose. Picture: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph

Silent Impact, unbeaten in two starts, and Concocted, a winner on debut at Hawkesbury before his Rosehill second placing, are both nominated for the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on September 25.

This is also the early spring target for their stablemate, the outstanding Converge, winner of the Group 1 J.J. Atkins Stakes last season.

Converge has had one unplaced barrier trial hit out so far this preparation with Waterhouse confirming he will trial again before his comeback to racing in the Group 2 $200,000 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on September 11.

“We couldn’t be happier with Converge, he is coming along beautifully,” Waterhouse said.

“His trial the other day was nice for the stage he’s at, he’s not fully fit yet. He doesn’t take much to get fit and will be ready to go after another trial.”

There are 179 nominations for the Kembla Grange meeting with The Gong winner Archedemus topweight at 61kg for the Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) and classy stayer Young Rascal also given 61kg for the Premier’s Cup Prelude (2000m).

Darley, the racing and breeding giant, is offering the breeder of the winner of each leg of the coveted four-race Princess Series at Royal Randwick this spring a service to the stud’s leading stallions.

The three-year-old fillies starts with the Silver Shadow Stakes (August 21) then the Furious Stakes (September 4), and Tea Rose Stakes (September 18), all Group 2 races worth $200,000, before culminating with the Group 1 $750,000 Flight Stakes (October 2).

The winning breeder from the individual races will receive a 2021 or 2022 nomination to Darley stallions Earthlight (Silver Shadow Stakes), Ghaiyyath (Furious Stakes), Microphone (Tea Rose Stakes) and Blue Point (Flight Stakes).

As an added incentive, the overall winning filly of the series will earn a nomination to a stallion of choice on the Darley roster in the year she retires from racing.

Darley stallion Blue Point, the only three-time Group 1 sprint winner at Royal AscotSource:Supplied

Vin Cox, the managing director of Godolphin Australia, said this year Darley is rewarding the winning breeder of each leg a nomination to one of their elite stallions – undefeated champion two-year-old Earthlight, the world’s highest-ranked racehorse for 2020, Ghaiyyath, champion two-year-old in Australia, Microphone, and the only horse ever to win three Group 1 sprints at Royal Ascot, Blue Point.

“In addition, the filly who accumulates the most points across the (Princess) Series receives a nomination to any Darley stallion on our roster the year she retires,” Cox said.

Australian Turf Club’s James Ross said the Darley Princess Series features the best fillies from across Australia targeting these four historic Group races, culminating in the 75th running of the Group 1 Darley Flight Stakes.

“The Black-type status coupled with the added benefit of services to world-class stallions makes it a compelling proposition to compete,” Ross said.

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Originally published asTulloch Lodge to rely on only one for Up And Coming

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