Alwyn Park prospers in Victoria

Alwyn Park graduate Sistine Demon is being set for a black-type breakthrough in the LR Kilmore Cup (1600m) on February 23.

Caulfield based trainer Andrew Noblet bought him for $150,000 at the 2011 Perth Magic Millions and victory in the Kilmore Cup will take his prizemoney past $360,000.

Sistine Demon (Excites) upgraded his record to 6 wins in 13 starts following a two-length victory in the Thomas North Hcp (1400m) at Caulfield on February 1.  “This horse keeps getting better with every run,” Noblet said.  “He has gone through the grades and deserves a crack at the Kilmore Cup.”

The gelding was bred by WA based Warren Gellard and he kept a share along with fellow part-owners Michael French and Darren Thomas.

Serpentine-based Alwyn Park also bred Solsay who is heading for the LR Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington this Wednesday, February 12.

Solsay (Mosayter) had won five races at Ascot and Belmont for local owners Sarino Ballia and Josif Jacob before transferring east to trainer Mick Kent.

Since Boxing Day, he has run fourths in the LR Christmas Stakes at Caulfield and G3 Standish Hcp at Flemington and followed up with a Moonee Valley victory before a last-start second in the Sale Quality.

Alwyn Park’s graduates continue to make a major impact locally and its overseas graduates have been headlined by Captain Obvious who won 14 races in Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai.

Captain Obvious (Verglas) was sold for $24,000 from the Alwyn Park draft at the 2007 Perth Magic Millions and the speedy grey galloper earned the equivalent of AUD 950,000.

Alwyn Park owner John Andrew is long-term Sunspeed vendor and he is prepping 19 yearlings for the 2014 Perth Magic Millions including 14 on behalf of clients.  Apart from Sunspeed’s leading stallions, they include youngsters by Hunter Valley sires Starcraft, Choisir, Hinchinbrook and Magic Albert.