Full on Aces for Barysh Quest

Barysh Quest returns to racing on Wednesday in readiness for feature races in Hobart and Launceston next month.

Barysh Quest (4g West Quest – Miss Barysh by Baryshnikov) will be competitive in the Tattsbet Stakes (1200m) although he will be all the better for the run heading towards a pair of $100,000 events in the Thomas Lyons Stakes (1400m) and George Adams Hcp (1600m) in February.

The LR Thomas Lyons will be run four days before the Tasmanian Magic Millions and a stakes update will be timely for Barysh Quest’s half-sister who is catalogued as Lot 78.

The filly is being offered by Aceland Stud (as agent) and is from the second-crop of G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Incumbent.  A son of Choisir, he is based at Grenville Stud alongside champion sire West Quest.

Aceland Stud has 13 yearlings catalogued for the Magic Millions on February 14.  Owner Ace Shaw will offer the Incumbent – Miss Barysh filly on behalf of Mella based breeders Leigh and Kellie Schuuring – three years ago they combined to sell her older half-brother for $20,000 at the Magic Millions.

Barysh Quest was purchased by Launceston restaurateur Stewart Hallam to be raced by the Lobsters For Legends syndicate and he won last year’s LR Hobart Guineas before an unlucky second-place finish in the G3 Tasmanian Derby.

“We brought him back into work eight weeks ago,” trainer Gary White said from his Brighton stables.  “He’s in great shape and the Tattsbet Stakes is as good a race as any to kick off this campaign.”

His sire West Quest has 18 lots available at the Magic Millions  His dam Miss Barysh won 6 sprints for Spreyton trainer Elesha Spillane and descends from Tasmanian Oaks winner Annie’s Pride (Poacher’s Moon).

Besides the Miss Barysh filly, Aceland Stud has an Incumbent filly from a half-sister to G1 Wellington Cup winner Young Centaur (Lot 20) and an Incumbent colt out of a half-sister to G2 Winterbottom Stakes winner Glory Hunter (Lot 119).

Shaw also has yearlings by young mainland stallions All American, Sharkbite and Shinzig in addition to Swettenham Stud winner-getters Dash For Cash and Bianconi.

– Karl Patterson