Timely win for American Time

Geisel Park stallion All American has made an impact in his first season at stud in Western Australia.

He was the State’s busiest sire covering 113 mares to pip Alfred Nobel at the top of the popularity stakes in 2016.

Shortly after those figures were released by the Australian Stud Book, All American mare American Time returned to winning form in the $80,000 Wellington Cup (1700m).  She powered home from the back-half of the field to defeat Pippi’s Pride by a neck on Sunday.

“She had an interrupted preparation so I was concerned,” trainer Gratz Vella admitted.  “She was due to run in the Merimbula Cup last week but the meeting was called off.  We gave her the work but it isn’t as good as a race.”

American Time (5m All American – Danetana by Danehill) has plenty of residual value when she eventually retires to stud.  Her dam is a three-quarter sister to Fastnet Rock.

113  ALL AMERICAN    $11,000   Geisel Park
112  ALFRED NOBEL    $4,950   Lynward Park
94  BLACKFRIARS    $13,200   Scenic Lodge
81  GOD HAS SPOKEN    $1,100   Rivercrest Park
76  SNIPPETSON    $7,150   Scenic Lodge

72  I’M ALL THE TALK    $5,500   Mungrup Stud
70  DEMERIT    $3,300   Taunton Vale
55  GINGERBREAD MAN    $5,500   Yarradale Stud
51  TRADE FAIR    $5,500   Alwyn Park

47  ORATORIO    $11,000   Mungrup Stud
45  SAFEGUARD    $8,800   Mogumber Park
42  ROGANO    $8,800   Oakland Park
41  MY ADMIRATION  $4,950   Westbury Park
40  WAR CHANT    FOA   Yarradale Stud