Sharkbite youngster wins Alfa Bowl

Trainer Barry Campbell has another talented youngster ready to follow the same path as his former leading juveniles Admiral and Grand Tycoon.

After Siorca won the Alfa Crystal Bowl (1100m) in Launceston on Wednesday night, Tasmania’s ‘King of the Kids’ confirmed the gelding will head to Hobart for the LR Elwick Stakes on February 9 and the LR Gold Sovereign Stakes on February 25.

Siorca (2g Sharkbite – Chrome Magic by Van Nistelrooy) had won his maiden at Mowbray on New Year’s Eve and doubled up after surviving a protest from Gee Gees Top Notch.  “He had to work three-wide without cover and the runner-up is a nice filly,” Campbell said.  “I will give him a week in the paddock and there’s no reason why he can’t go on and win the same races as Admiral and Grand Tycoon.”

Eliza Park International resident Sharkbite sired the winner from NZ-bred mare Chrome Magic.  His dam is half-sister to Moonee Valley winner Sweet Thunder who was also stakes placed in the LR Strutt Stakes.

Chrome Magic was sold at the Aceland Park dispersal in November 2013 carrying Siorca.  She was purchased by NSW based Phil Gunter who also bred EPI champion Bel Esprit.

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