Clean-sweep for Iglesia at Toowoomba

Iglesia scooped the QTIS prizemoney pool at Toowoomba on Saturday night when Oaklands Stud’s homebred colt Secrets won the Queensland Farmers Warehouse Hcp (1100m).

Secrets (3c Iglesia – Confessing by Flying Spur) is trained by Mark Webb and he started an odds-on favourite after a debut win at Sunshine Coast in March and a last-start victory at Toowoomba on the opening day of the new season.

In an all Iglesia finish, the deceased Last Tycoon horse sired the first four home at Toowoomba.  Secrets defeated Redbolt (3g Iglesia – Miss Bonnie Can by In the Slot), Feisty (3c Iglesia – High Lily by High Reserve) and Indiana (3c Iglesia – Star Cosser by Cossack Warrior).

Oaklands Stud owner Neville Stewart, who is also chairman of the Toowoomba Turf Club, bred Secrets with Raymund Puyat and races him with long-time client Charles Stewart (no relation) who trades under the Charles Roy bloodstock banner.

Runner-up Redbolt had already claimed a $13,500 QTIS bonus for his connections after winning at the Gold Coast on August 8.  He was bred by Ipswich based trainer Gary Farrell.

Feisty and Indiana are owned by Stewart and Optima Racing Syndicate manager Tony Finlay.  Feisty is a half-brother to the winners Lion’s Revenge, Swift And Sure and Hi Catarun.  All three are by Oaklands Stud’s deceased champion sire Lion Hunter.  Their dam High Lily has a new-season 2yo filly by Oakland Stud sire Ferocity.

Indiana is from a winning half-sister to the Listed BTC Bernborough Hcp winner Deuxieme (Telesto) and Listed Qld Tattersall’s Stakes winner Promoted (General Nediym).

Titanium Rock completed a running double for Iglesia, Stewart and Webb in the last race on Saturday night when he won the Prydes Easifeed Maiden (1200m).

Titanium Rock (3c Iglesia – She Can Fly by Sir Tristram) is a younger half-brother to smart Perth sprinter-miler Sky Spirit (Snippets) who won four races in Perth.  Their dam She Can Fly has a 2yo filly from the last crop of Iglesia and she sold for $30,000 at the 2008 Magic Millions National Foal Sale.

She Can Fly is a winning daughter of Avon Angel (Avon Valley), a Group 1 winner of the STC Rosemount Classic at Rosehill.

Islesia died in December 2006.  He finished the 2008-09 season in sixth spot on the Queensland sires’ premiership behind Show A Heart, Clang, Sequalo, Easy Rocking and Lion Hunter.