Young Eliza Park Stud stallion Sharkbite sired his third winner in the last fortnight when Pearly Whites saluted in the City Jeep Maiden Plate (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Pearly Whites (3f Sharkbite – Miss Keaton by Rubiton) led all the way to defeat Blonic Hill (Sebring) by a long neck. Considered a very promising filly by trainer Matt Ellerton, she will now be spelled and brought back for better races in the autumn.
Pearly Whites made $75,000 at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and had put the writing on the wall with seconds at Bendigo and Cranbourne last month. She was bred by GSA Bloodstock / Pinecliff Racing owner Jonathon Munz and he kept a share in the filly along with stable clients Matt Bracchi, Andrew & Olive Denadic, Adam Doherty and John Kovacevic.
Munz also raced Sharkbite (Redoute’s Choice) who was unbeaten at two and captured the LR Lord Stakes at Caulfield as a three year-old in 2007. He began stud duties at Byerley Stud in the Hunter Valley before moving to Eliza Park in 2010.
Pearly Whites is a half-sister to NZ stakes winner Travino (General Nediym). Their dam Miss Keaton is a sister to Group 1 winner Rubitano (VRC Newmarket & VRC Salinger Stakes).
Sasenkile is another Sharkbite with a future. The promising Tony McEvoy prepared gelding has been nominated for the LR Connoisseur Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on Thursday after an easy win in South Australia last month.
Trainer John McArdle also has a promising Sharkbite named Inafrenzy heading towards the G2 Sandown Guineas. A great type like his sire, he sold for $70,000 at a Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Inafrenzy was a dominant winner at Cranbourne and followed up with an unlucky second behind boom horse The Quarterback in the $100,000 Inglis Bonus at Sale. He’s bred to stay being from stakes winning Zabeel mare Thousand Veils.
Sharkbite had only 41 foals in his first season in NSW but has served big books since shifting to Eliza Park where he stands for a $5,500 (inc gst) fee.