Stable double at Gold Coast

Jun 07, 2011

Royal Charger and Beach Lady landed a double for the yard at the Gold Coast on Saturday with promise of better things to come.


Beach Lady got things rolling when she settled off the pace and came with a well timed run when winning a 1400m maiden.


The victory was nothing less than impressive as jockey Dale Missen sailed pass rivals and then took hold as the winning post approached.


It was Beach Lady's third race start, all on slow tracks, but improvement in each has been notable for the daughter Scardee Cat and Forewarned (by Volksraad).


Bruce's opinion of the three filly can be gauged by the fact he has nominated her for the Queensland Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.

"It might be throwing her in at the deep end but she gets better with every start, we might have trouble getting a run though," Bruce said.


While Beach Lady is by a sprinting sire her dam Forewarned was out of Warn who was by successful Kiwi staying sire Three Legs.


Anyone who watched Beach Lady win would have had no hesitation in putting it all on Royal Charger later in the day.


The son of Savoire Vivre and Sari Princess beat home Beach Lady by eight lengths when winning his maiden on May 21 at the Gold Coast.


Not surprisingly Royal Charger was backed in from $4 to $3.10 favourite and won the Class 1 1300m pulling away and under a hold thus giving Missen a double.


"I haven't picked out his next start but I will be aiming much higher," Bruce said.


"I think I will get him involved in the (Brisbane) carnival."


The well built four-year-old was given plenty of time by owner Dr Chris Humphrey who through a common friend approached Bruce to train the entire.


"I got the horse about six months ago and he has always shown a lot and has continually improved," Bruce said.


Sari Princess (by Sir Dapper) was a city winning sprinter while Tasmanian sire Savoire Vivre is superbly bred being by the late Sadlers Wells from triple Group 1 winner Oh So Sharp (Epsom Oaks, St Leger (Doncaster) and 1000 Guineas (Newmarket).


Savoire Vivre raced on just three occasions but was placed in the Group 2 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.


The stable's other recent winners include staying prospect Zadane (at Beaudesert).


"He is an out and out stayer and I may stick him in the up-coming Queensland Cup (3200m)," Bruce said.


Madame Sleeper is also nominated in the Queensland Guineas.


Her last to first effort at the Gold Coast (1400m) on May 14 suggest she is likely to get over more ground despite being by sprinting sire Sequalo.


His dam Revenant (by Revenir) won at 2000m.


Recent Bruce Hill winners
1 of 12
16/1/2011
Sunshine Coast
Flying Shadow


1 of 9
21/1/2011
Doomben
Motown Lady


1 of 11
22/1/2011
Eagle Farm
Leapfrog


1 of 8
26/1/2011
Eagle Farm
Sermon


1 of 10
29/1/2011
Gold Coast
Brigadoon Jack


1 of 14
5/2/2011
Gold Coast
Madame Sleeper


1 of 12
7/2/2011
Murwillumbah
Geneva Gold


1 of 10
7/2/2011
Murwillumbah
Bossboss


1 of 7
17/2/2011
Gold Coast
Our Hussey


1 of 12
19/2/2011
Doomben
Brigadoon Jack


1 of 10
26/3/2011
Gold Coast
Madame Sleeper


1 of 12
30/3/2011
Doomben
Looklook


1 of 12
14/5/2011
Gold Coast
Madame Sleeper


1of 12
28/5/2011
Beaudesert
Zadane


1 of 9
21/5/2011
Gold Coast
Royal Charger


1 of 14
1/6/2011
Doomben
Motown Lady

1 of 12
4/6/2011
Gold Coast
Royal Charger

1 of 12
4/6/2011
Gold Coast
Beach Lady