Two graduates bound for the Slipper?

08 Mar 2022

We've seen a big two weekends of racing as the Autumn spoils start to heat up, with no less than four Willow Park graduates gaining black type in the past 10 days.


Last week, we had just two runners, as the weather cancelled a number of race meetings across Australia. In a great result, both runners at Randwick ran second in their respective stakes races. Two year old filly, She's Extreme (Extreme Choice x Keysbrook), had her second start in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes, following a fourth on debut where she was knocked about in the straight and still finished off well. Coming from back in the field, the talented filly flew home with an eye catching run from back in the field to grab second behind Fireburn. She's Extreme was a $275,000 graduate of our 2021 Inglis Easter draft, sold to Anthony Cummings. Also a great result, her Gr2 placed dam Keysbrook was sold through our 2017 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale draft for $140,000. 


Joe Pride's Spring revelation, Brutality (Shamus Award x Star Salute) returned from a spell in fine form to run a good second in the Gr3 Liverpool City Cup. The five year old, foaled at Willow Park for breeder Go Bloodstock, was last seen winning the Gr2 Villiers Stakes and this latest stakes placing takes his earnings over $830,000.


On Saturday, our pin up girl Babylon Berlin (All Too Hard x You Can't Say That) set a blistering pace leading all the way in the Gr3 King's Plate at Ellerslie, to be beaten a nose in the shadows of the post, with 5.7 lengths back to the third horse. Always in for the fight, Babylon Berlin consistently produces top performances at black type level.


Finally, our 2021 $750,000 Inglis Easter graduate Boyfriend (pictured (Snitzel x Exclusive Lass)) had his third start in the Gr2 Todman Stakes on a very heavy Randwick track, coming around the field in the straight to finish just 0.62L off the winner, Sejardan. With three impressive performances to date, trainer Gerald Ryan confirmed the colt will be aimed towards the Golden Slipper.