An extremely good value filly who was purchased very well. Hellbent is doing a good job early on in his career with his fillies, and I expect them to be better as older horses. This filly is from one of the best producing farms in Australia in Yarraman Park. This is the farm that stand both Hellbent and his sire I Am Invincible. I love buying yearlings out of Stravinsky mares, he is a top-notch broodmare sire and supplied us with our Group 2 winning race filly Savanna Amour. This filly is very strong everywhere and has substance, good bone, quality and intelligence. She was a beautiful walking filly at the sales and that has translated into a very nice action in the paddock. At this price, she is a fantastic punt and I like her more every time I see her. She may prove to be a steal. First foal of the mare Santero is now a Melbourne metro winner.
Sale Notes by Grant Morgan Hellbent was purchased by Yarraman Park to follow in the footsteps of his sire I Am Invincible. That was a big vote of confidence in the horse at the time, and the indications are very good that he will make it commercially. Important to note Hellbent didn’t race until he was a late 2yo, whilst he trained right on to win his Group 1 as a 5yo. I liked his first crop yearlings last year, and I was happy to secure one from his second crop as I expect him to close of his season well. Hellbent has served consistently large books with 182, 156, 154 and most recently, 148 mares last season. That indicates to me good confidence by breeders and the market with no soft spots. Early in the season Hellbent as two stakes placed fillies in Miss Hellfire and Bohemian Daisy, as well as Group 3 placed colt Warby.
Sale Notes by Grant Morgan This filly is Danehill free. That’s a big plus come time when we sell her as a broodmare. Four outstanding sires on her page in Stavinsky, Rory’s Jester, Scenic and Christmas Tree. Stravinsky is the broodmare sire of 14 individual Gr 1 winners including Lankan Rupee, Russian Revolution and Mosheen. Stravinsky operates at close to 70% winners to runners as a broodmare sire. Miss Twin Peaks is the dam of one foal to race for one winner in the recent Melbourne city winner Santero (4yo m Hallowed Crown) (3 wins 9 placings 14 starts). Her next two foals are at the time of writing are unraced, both prepared by Matt Cumani for the same owners in Regal Celeste (2yo f Dundeel) and Twin Perfection (3yo c Nicconi). This suggests to me that the 3yo has shown ability, prompting the owners to buy the half sister.
DAVID VANDYKE prepares a select team of horses ensuring every member of his team receives his personal attention at his SUNSHINE COAST stables.
David is the consummate horseman, putting the natural development of each horse at the forefront using a blend of patience, experience and love of the animal.
David was an exciting addition to the Queensland training ranks in 2016 after a highly successful career in Sydney from his previous base at Warwick Farm.
This came off the back of a phenomenal season including keynote performances by YANKEE ROSE winning the Gr 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Gr 1 Spring Champion Stakes, and placings in the Gr 1 Golden Slipper & Gr 1 Cox Plate.
With five years of training from the Sunshine Coast now under his belt, David is ready to take his black type strike rate to an even higher level in 2022.
The stable boasts one of the most outstanding winners to runners strike rates and it has an impressive strike rate when reaching black type level.
A key part of the DAVID VANDYKE success has been first choice stable rider RYAN MALONEY.
ALLIGATOR BLOOD has been a headline grabber for the stable as the winner of the Gr 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington.
Other recent black type winners in Queensland include GYPSY GODDESS, DESERT LORD,FRANGIPANI MOON and BACCARAT BABY.
David is also has an outstanding record preparing EUROPEAN IMPORTS. David boasts the most proven CV of any other Queensland based trainer with European imports inc stakes winners SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) (Gr 3 Sky High Stks Rosehill), PRINCE CHERI (FR) (Gr 3 Kingston Town Stks, Rosehill), MARUS (GB) (Listed Ipswich Cup) and LESS IS MORE (FR) (Listed Premiers Cup, Rosehill).
David has an impressive resume with middle distance performers including LAMASERY (Gr 2 Hill Stks, Gr 3 Colin Stephen, Gr 3 Kingston Town) and ARABIAN GOLD (Gr 2 Doomben Roses, 2nd Gr 1 BRC Oaks).
Equally talented with sprinters or two year-olds, DAVID VANDYKE offers owner the complete resume for every horse.
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