Bullarook Park Stud bred stayer Archibar gave his interstate rivals a galloping lesson in the Riverina Cup (3800m) at Wagga on Monday.
The Wodonga based gelding won the marathon on a heavy track by 11 lengths!
Archibar (6g My Patriarch – Barbie by Kenny’s Best Pal) was racing for the third time in 10 days but he cantered home in the inaugural running of Australia’s longest flat race. “I knew it wouldn’t hurt him, he loves heavy conditions and I’ve always said he could go all day,” trainer Stephen Aldridge declared.
“When Brendan (Ward) broke away at the half mile, I really thought it was too early, as he likes to get back and work home. But he had them all off the bit by the turn and kept whacking away.”
Bullarook Park owner Malcolm Boyd is based at Avenel and he bred Archibar by using former Goulburn Valley TAFE stallion My Patriarch (Be My Guest) over Queanbeyan winner Barbie.
His older brother Ken’s Image notched 7 wins in the Wimmera and Sunraysia districts and his younger half-sister Nippa Bleu (Monde Bleu) has won three races to date at Geelong.
Their dam Barbie has a rising 2yo colt from the first crop of Bullarook Park stallion Strategic Maneuver (Royal Academy). She followed up with a Strategic Maneuver filly and was bred back to Lucas Cranach (Ger) last year.
Lucas Cranach (Mamool) was a stakes winner in France and Germany before arriving in Australia to finish third in Dunaden’s Melbourne Cup. He bowed out after defeating Illo, Manighar and Glass Harmonium in the G2 Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield.
Boyd will stand Lucas Cranach for an unchanged fee of $5,500 (inc gst) at Bullarook Park this year.