First catch for Sharkbite

Sharkbite landed the catch of the day when Recife Beach won on debut at Wyong on Sunday.

The Eliza Park sire had seen five of his first-crop starters get rolled before breaking the ice in the Sky Racing World Hcp (1000m).

Recife Beach (2g Sharkbite – Brookton Flash by Spartacus ) scored by a length over his stablemate Oxford Poet (Dylan Thomas).  Third home Countryman (Royal Academy) had been runner-up to subsequent G2 winner, Scandiva at his previous start.

Trainer Kim Waugh and her husband Mark bought him from Holbrook Stud at the 2012 Inglis Scone Select yearling sale for $15,000.  They named him after a Brazilian beach that’s infamous for its frequency of shark attacks!

Recife Beach is out of a four-time winning half sister to Group 1 star Sincero.  His dam Brookton Flash has since foaled fillies by Time Thief and Nicconi.

Sharkbite was unbeaten at Sale and Sandown at two and captured the LR Lord Stakes at Caulfield as a three year-old on Boxing Day in 2007.  He began stud duties at Byerley Stud in the Hunter Valley before moving to Eliza Park in Victoria.

A son of Redoute’s Choice, he hails from a great stallion family being closely related to Dansili and Leroidesanimaux, the sire of Kentucky Derby – Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom.