Fresh from Peggy Jean’s Group 1 victory in the Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick, Vinery sire Myboycharlie is looking further afield to improve his black-type strike rate this weekend.
Myboycharlie filly Artistic Lass transferred to Adelaide last month and she will be fancied in the G3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Part-owner and trainer David Payne sent her to Leon Macdonald after a midfield finish in the G1 Vinery Stakes at Rosehill last month. She received the visitors draw in the Schweppes Oaks (2000m) a fortnight ago and kept making ground in the straight to be beaten no more than three lengths.
Artistic Lass and her older half-brother Sistene Demon (Excites) can make it a feature double for Vinery sires at Morphettville. Despite jumping from a outside gate, Sistene Demon can keep on a winning roll in the G1 Goodwood Hcp.
Myboycharlie will be back in business with promising colt Salai in the G1 French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp on Sunday.
Salai (3c Myboycharlie – Mabadi by Sahm) won his classic trial first-up in the LR Prix Omnium (1600m) at Saint-Cloud on March 25. Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said the colt races best when kept fresh and, with that mind, resisted the temptation to run him again in the Prix de Fontainebleau last month.
The Prix Omnium has been a good guide to the G1 French 2000 Guineas with Silver Frost (2009) and American Post (2004) both completing the double.
Salai was bred by Australian owned SF Bloodstock and cost 55,000 euros (AUD 68,830) at the 2012 Arqana October yearling sale. His dam Mabadi was Group 2 placed at Santa Anita.
Another Myboycharlie heading for a Group 1 assignment in Europe is the Marco Botti trained filly Euro Charline. She has been set for the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 25.
Euro Charline (3f Myboycharlie – Eurolink Artemis by Common Grounds) was runner-up in the G2 Nell Gwynn Stakes in March prior to an unlucky fifth in the G1 English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last weekend.
“She didn’t let us down and we were happy with the run in the Guineas,” Botti explained. “The ground was a too quick and she got a little bit unbalanced on the undulations. She was handy all the way and wasn’t beaten far.
“She is clearly a progressive filly and we have plenty of options going forward.”
Euro Charline is raced by Team Valor and also holds a Group 1 nomination for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20.
Vinery will stand Myboycharlie for a $13,200 (inc gst) fee this year.