El Nino maintained his superb strike-rate over the weekend with another two effortless winners in North America.
El Nino (Storm Cat) stands at Merlo Downs Stud in Queensland for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee. His latest double follows four winners the previous week headed by top-class sprinter Senor Rain.
Doppler Radar (3c El Nino – Ginny’s Slewpy by Slewpy) followed up his 8 length victory at Fort Erie earlier this month with another 6 length runaway over 1000 metres. The Florida bred colt flew the coop and controlled the race in front clocking 58.74s.
Owned and trained by Nathan Squires, the winner is a half-brother to the dam of Senor Rain.
Indy el Nino was even more impressive winning at Fairmont by 20 lengths! She was close-up on settling and took command in the straight before being geared down at the winning post.
Indy el Nino (3f El Nino – Ghostly Gate by Silver Ghost) has now won twice over 1600m. Her dam was a LR winner of the Northbound Pride Stakes at Canterbury.
El Nino has his first foals on the ground at Merlo Downs which borders the Fitzroy River inland from Rockhampton.
Merlo Downs owners Jeff and Lea Marlow welcomed the first Queensland bred foal by El Nino last Friday. The filly is out of Nothing To Chance (Ombre Della Sera) and Lea hopes she’s as quick out of the barriers as she was to arrive. The filly was 10 days early!
Nothing To Chance delivered a filly among the first crop by Changeintheweather last year. The Merlo Downs sire is a son of Gone West and was a G1 winner of the Breeders 2YO Cup at Woodbine.
Bookings to El Nino, Changeintheweather and Danehill sire Garrison Savananah can be made by calling (07) 4934 1697.
NUMERO UNO FOR EL NINO
The first Queensland bred El Nino foal is a filly from Nothing To Chance