Arentee gains black type

06 Jun 2022

A tough second by Arentee in the Listed Queensland Day Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday brought up the tenth stakes performer reared at Willow Park for the 2021/22 season.


Trained on the course by Chris Meagher, it was the first attempt at stakes level for the lightly raced three year old, who burst through to take the lead at the 200m, before being grabbed on the line by Athelric (Exceed and Excel), with a 0.2 length margin seperating the pair.


In just six starts, Arentee has two metropolitan wins and three placings to his name, with $117,250 in the bank. Gelded following a short, two start preparation pre Christmas, Arentee won his first two starts this preparation before running third behind stakes winner Ranch Hand (Fastnet Rock) at Eagle Farm prior to Saturday's race.


From the first crop of former Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit), Arentee is the first foal of Autumn (O'Reilly), a dual city winning half sister to Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup winner, Stratofortress (Stravinsky). Offered in our Book Two draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Arentee was sold to Chris Meagher Racing for $60,000.


Autumn has subsequently produced a unraced colt by Invader named Storm The Fortress, a $120,000 MM yearling purchased by Edmonds Racing and Kestrel Thoroughbreds, who was second in a recent barrier trial at the Gold Coast. She has a yearling colt by Rubick that has been retained to race, a weanling colt by Too Darn Hot (GB) and is carrying a full sibling to Arentee due this spring.