Econsul stayer set for G1 Australian Derby

Econsul up-and-comer All Rigged Up will be prepared for a Group 1 autumn campaign after earning his first black-type at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

All Rigged Up (3g Econsul – Lady Girona by Giant’s Causeway) began living up to his potential when runner-up to Savvy Nature in the G2 Mitchelton Wines Vase (2040m).  “We added blinkers and he ran out of his skin,” trainer Mick Templeton said.  “Even though he sat in the box seat, it was no fluke.  The others had their chance to run him down but they couldn’t.”

The Gippsland galloper is by former Woodside Park stallion Econsul (NZ) who is currently serving his first book at Darling View Thoroughbreds in Western Australia.  “All Rigged Up is a tall, cracking type – a typical Econsul,” Templeton explained.  “He’s an under-rated sire and should have received better opportunities in Victoria.”

Templeton rates All Rigged Up a genuine stayer in the making and the gelding is already in the paddock with a view to the $1.50 million Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 12.

A bargain $18,000 buy at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, he is raced by stable clients Sam Cook and John Kennedy.  “He’s still learning and filling out.  I told the boys he will be a much better horse next year.”

All Rigged Up is the first foal to race from Lady Girona.  She is a daughter of Londolozi (El Qahira) whose 11 wins included the G3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield and G3 Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Lady Girona had a weanling colt by Haradasun sell for $3,500 at the 2013 Inglis Great Southern Sale in May.  He was pin-hooked by Hahndorf trainer Linda Treloar for the 2014 Adelaide Magic Millions.

Econsul (NZ) stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Darling View Thoroughbreds alongside Exceed And Excel’s three-quarter brother Patronize (Redoute’s Choice).

– Karl Patterson