Stable favourite salutes in Adelaide

Seasoned sprinter Jayconi is a stable favourite of Denistoun Park trainer Jason Warren.

The lightly raced son of Swettenham Stud sire Bianconi has won 6 of his 19 starts and the latest victory came as a $2.70 favourite in the Bogatec Hcp (1000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.  Racing first-up since July, he scored by over a length from Dubawi Gold (Dubawi) and El Prado Gold (Artie Schiller) clocking a quick 57.28s.

Warren has been a big fan of Jayconi since he arrived from Peter Moody’s stable.   “He’s been a terrific horse for the owners and they’ve been extremely patient with him,” Warren said.  “”He has had a few niggles over the years so we space his runs.  He also spends a lot of time working in the deep water at Balnarring.”

Jayconi (7g Bianconi – Little Miss Ruby by Rubiton) isn’t the first Bianconi through his yard.  “One of the most talented mares I’ve trained was Rhythm In Paris,” Warren recalled.  “She was a Bianconi and won a Group 3 at Caulfield in 2010.”

Warren prepares Jayconi for a syndicate that includes Daniel Bevan, Alex Cartel, Rob Irving, Peter Caughey, Philip, Peter & John Cooper, Tom Dugdale and Warren & Rebekah Healey.

Bianconi bagged another feature race on Sunday when Jetconi dead-heated with Tully Costa in the Euroa Cup at Benalla.  Jetconi won the 2010 and 2011 Wodonga Cups and has banked $250,000 for his connections.

And back across the border on Sunday, Mt Gambier trainer Michael O’Leary prepared a winning double by Swettenham sires at his home track courtesy of Royalconi (Bianconi) and Welcome Ned (Host).

Bianconi (Danzig) stands at Swettenham Stud and his service fee has been reduced to $3,300 (inc gst) this year.  “He’s has never been more reliable and, right now, never more affordable,” Swettenham owner Adam Sangster said.  “He’s great value for broodmare owners whether they breed to race or breed for the sale ring.”

– Karl Patterson