Promising Eliza Park International stallion Sharkbite has well and truly surfaced in recent weeks with a number of stand-out performers, including a couple of stakes horses.
Sharkbite kicked off February with a strong Sydney metropolitan victory for Sasenkile (4g x Snippet’s Beauty by Snippets) over 2000m at Rosehill. He has always been held in high regard by trainer Tony McEvoy.
The cleverly named Sharkbite filly Andrassy (3f x Pride of Androssan by Desert Sun) won over 1400m at Sandown the following Wednesday. Andrassy is the maiden name of Greg Norman’s first wife!
Who’s Next (4g x Airlie Bird by Zoffany) was the next to salute when he proved too good over 1850m at Newcastle on February 7.
Sharkbite upped the ante two days later with a pair of stakes performers in Tasmania: Shayana (3f x La Madeleleine by Peintre Celebre) finished second in the LR Strutt Stakes and Siorca (2g x Chrome Magic by Van Nistelrooy) ran fourth in the LR Elwick Stakes.
Shayana then capped off what has been a great month for Sharkbite by coming from near last on the turn for a slashing second in the Tasmanian Oaks on February 22.
Sharkbite is a son of the Champion sire of sires in Redoute’s Choice and is a full brother to current star Scissor Kick. They are both out of the outstanding Hasili family that has produced Champion European stallion, Dansili, as well as a plethora of Group 1 winners.
The success of Redoute’s Choice’s sire sons continues unabated with Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Stratum and the ill-fated Beneteau.
Sharkbite sired just 40 foals in his first crop which are now 4yos. He had 83 foals in his second crop (his first at Eliza Park International) and 76 foals the following year with all three crops now really kicking goals.