Newgate has such extraordinary depth in the three-year-old sprinting ranks they can rely on their so-called “B Team” and still dominate the Group 3 $160,000 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) at Kembla Grange on Saturday.
The racing and breeding operation owns glamour colts like Stay Inside, Captivant, In The Congo, Profiteer and Artorius but none of that elite quintet are contesting the Kembla race.
Instead, Newgate has the promising Tiger Of Malay and emerging trio Concocted, Revivalist and Construct to take on the aptly-named Up And Coming.
Henry Field, the Newgate supremo, says having multiple runners in the feature three-year-old races is a pleasant problem he can get used to this spring.
Tiger Of Malay leads the charge for Newgate Farm in the Up And Coming Stakes at Kembla on Saturday. Picture: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph
“I believe this will be a vintage crop of three-year-olds,” Field said.
“For Newgate to have a line-up of colts like Stay Inside, Artorius, Profiteer, In The Congo, Captivant and Tiger Of Malay is amazing because they are the future of the farm.
“We had a great season with our two-year-olds last season and that is one of the reasons we have so many going to the San Domenico and Run To The Rose and then the Golden Rose.
“At the end of the day the Golden Rose next month is the first major and if we have multiple horses running in that race then that’s a good thing.
“Our three-year-olds still have to do it on raceday now but it will be exciting to see what unfolds this spring.”
Tiger Of Malay is a pronounced $2.60 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds to kick off his three-year-old season with a Kembla win.
Trained by Richard and Michael Freedman, Tiger Of Malay showed considerable potential during his juvenile season, winning the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes and finishing third in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes at his most recent starts.
Tiger Of Malay, a son of Newgate’s outstanding sire Extreme Choice, has topweight of 61kg and is conceding between 3kg and 8kg to his rivals.
“A race like the Up And Coming Stakes has been won by so many good horses over the years,” Field said.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Concocted (red and yellow silks), finishing second to stablemate Silent Impact (green and white) at Rosehill Gardens. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
“If Tiger Of Malay can win or run very well with his big weight, then it will set him up for the spring.
“There is only nine runners which helps and he is the class horse of the race.”
Concocted, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, has only been to the races twice, winning on debut at Hawkesbury then finishing fast to beat all but boom stablemate Silent Impact at Rosehill.
He has made such a good impression in his short race career that he has been installed as second favourite at $6.50 for the Up And Coming Stakes.
“Concocted didn’t have a lot of luck at Rosehill and he did very well to run on for second,” Field said.
“Gai and Adrian seem very happy with him and I feel he will be right there at the end.”
Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden prepare talented colts Revivalist ($9.50) and Construct ($10).
Revivalist won his maiden at Newcastle then fought hard to beat all but War Eternal in heavy conditions at Randwick last start. Field said the three-year-old continues to improve with racing.
“He is a good moving horse who will appreciate 1300m,” Field said.
“Of our four runners in the Up And Coming Stakes, he probably has the least amount of exposed ability but he’s showing plenty of promise and we will give him his chance.
“He’s a trier and did a great job last start – stranger things have happened.”
Revivalist (red and yellow) finishing second War Eternal at Royal Randwick. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Revivalist’s stablemate Construct was competitive at a high level during his two-year-old season but waited until this month to break his maiden, scoring at seventh start over 1200m at Kembla Grange.
“Construct is an interesting horse,” Field said. “The stable has always had an opinion of him.
“He was only beaten about three lengths in the Blue Diamond and wasn’t far behind Anamoe in that race.
“He needs fast ground which he should get on Saturday and he’s fourth-up on a track he won on last week.
“We feel it is worth throw at the stumps because on his best form he could win this and we wouldn’t be surprised.”
Field confirmed Newgate will have multiple runners in San Domenico Stakes, scheduled for Rosehill on August 28, including Golden Slipper hero Stay Inside.
The Freedman brothers-trained colt looked particularly sharp winning a recent Randwick barrier trial but Field is unsure if he will trial again before his San Domenico return.
“Stay Inside has really done well, he looks great and I know Michael (Freedman) is very happy with him,” Field said.
“The way he trialled the other day was just what we wanted to see but it is hard to know with these two-year-olds coming back for their three-year-old seasons.
“If Capitalist and Farnan had not trialled so well before the San Domenico we would just about be declaring Stay Inside. He may trial him one more time or go straight to the race, it’s 50-50 at the moment.”
Golden Slipper Stay Inside is pleasing connections ahead of his season return in San Domenico Stakes on August 28. Picture: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph
Field said In The Congo’s effort to run second behind Godolphin’s Paulele in The Rosebud last week showed he was worthy of his chance in the better three-year-olds races this spring.
“Paulele was a nice, progressive two-year-old and he has obviously made that next step but I thought In The Congo’s run was outstanding,” he said.
“There was an intense speed on in the Rosebud and In The Congo raced right on that speed, then he was held up for about a furlong and still ran second.
“If you ask me I thought In The Congo’s run was probably better than Remarque’s (third placegetter) and he has given us enough confidence to take on the good horses again in the San Domenico. We will be able to mark his card at his next outing.”
Field said the Covid-19 outbreak will almost certainly mean the likes of Artorius and Profiteer stay in Melbourne this spring.
“With Covid, my preference is to have these horses stay in the same state as their trainers for as long as possible,” Field said.
“Artorius had a trial earlier this week, the track was heavy and he was just out there to stretch his legs. He’s being set for the Caulfield Guineas.
“Profiteer is getting ready for the Moir Stakes first-up and then head towards the Coolmore Stud Stakes.”
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Originally published asTiger heads enviable B Team for Newgate
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