Grenville Stud dominates Alfa Bowl

Grenville Stud owner Graeme McCulloch dominated the Shaw Contracting 2YO Alfa Crystal Bowl at Launceston on Wednesday night

McCulloch sold the winner Kenjorwood (Snippetson) as a yearling and he also stands the sire of runner-up Western Hero (West Quest) and fourth home Sheza Fatty Boomba (Incumbent).

Kenjorwood (2g Snippetson – Flying Diva by Flying Spur) was a $41,000 graduate of Grenville Stud’s draft at the 2011 Tasmanian Magic Millions.  His dam won the Jackson Motor Company Cup 3YO Cup at the same meeting in 2003.

Kenjorwood is trained by Darren Kenny for Ted and Leigh Jordan who race him in partnership with Leigh Winwood.  He ranged up to the favourite Western Hero at the furlong and inched clear to score by a short half-head.

“This horse is the ultimate professional,” Kenny said.  “He only had a short preparation for this race.  I will turn him out now and bring him back for races like the Gold Sovereign Stakes here in February.”

Runner-up Western Hero is by Grenville sire West Quest who has won the last six Tasmanian sires’ titles.

Kenjorwood denied Western Hero a winning hat-trick but the result was a win-win for Grenville.  The winner’s dam has since produced a yearling filly and a filly foal by Incumbent.

Fourth placed Sheza Fatty Boomba was the first starter for Incumbent who stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Grenville.  He is a son of Choisir and was a G2 winner of the 2007 VRC Sires Produce Stakes.

Darley sire Henny Hughes split the Grenville foursome when his youngster Bertie’s Bells finished third.  Another newcomer, he cost $10,000 from Burnewang North Pastoral as a foal at the 2010 Inglis Great Southern Sale.