Eye-catching winner by All American

Monday, 26 November 2018 | Yankee Eyes is best left to run free in front and that strategy paid off again at Morphettville on Saturday.

The promising daughter of All American controlled the Carlo Bittoto Memorial (1250m) and dug in for the fight when challenged in the straight by Zoustar fillies Kenyan Wonder and Be My Star.

“She did it easy and had fitness on her side,” apprentice Kayla Crowther said.  “She’s tough, too and there’s a lot more to go with her.”

YANKEE EYES

Yankee Eyes was narrowly beaten on debut at the Oakbank Carnival in April and then had the speed to share the lead in the LR Dequetteville Stakes.  She returned from a spell to win first-up at Murray Bridge but followed up with two unplaced runs from off-the-pace at Morphettville.

Owner-trainers Dan Clarken and Oppy MacGillivray bought her for $50,000 at the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions.  The first foal of Miss St Tropez (Magnus), she is closely related to Don’t Doubt Mamma (G2 Let’s Elope Stakes) and Risen From Doubt (LR Maribyrnong Trial).

“Kayla let her go to sleep last week and they weren’t in a position to catch up,” MacGillivray explained.  “There were no worries backing up today and it really was an impressive win.  She’s a nice horse ridden the right way and we will keep raising the bar.”

Yankee Eyes has a yearling half-sister by Not a Single Doubt from Miss St Tropez catalogued as Lot 522 for the Inglis Classic Sale on February 11.  A week later All American has 12 of his first Geisel Park-conceived progeny parading at the Perth Magic Millions.

Among the All Americans are yearlings from Graham Daws (Dawson Stud), Tony Patrizi (Misty Valley), Dick Vincent (De Grey Park), Rob Gray (Rangeview Stud), Frank Fry (Jingle Holdings), Lyn Millett (Wave Farm) and Geoff Evans (Distinct Racing).

All American (Red Ransom) served 113 mares in his initial book at Geisel Park in 2016 and, after one-off season back in the Eastern States, returned to stand permanently in WA this year.

 

Previous


Dream alive for Hong Kong Derby

Dream alive for Hong Kong Derby

Monday, 28 January 2019 | All American’s Hong Kong import Dark Dream was a beaten favourite in the G1 Classic Mile on Sunday but lost no friends with a fast-finishing fourth behind stablemate Furore. Last year’s G1 Queensland Derby winner heads pre-post markets for the G1 Hong Kong Derby in March and was expected to benefit from the hit-out over 1600m at Sha Tin. He made up many lengths in the final furlong but was much the worse for wear when returning to scale. 


Elusive win essential for Dubai

Elusive win essential for Dubai

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | All American star Elusive State will qualify for the Dubai World Cup meeting if he can land another win - his sixth in a row – next time out in Hong Kong. Trainer Tony Millard is banking on another ratings boost to make the requisite level for the G2 Godolphin Mile (1600m) and G1 Dubai World Cup (2000m) at Meydan on March 30. 


All American filly set for G1 NZ Oaks

All American filly set for G1 NZ Oaks

Monday, 17 December 2018 | Kiwi filly Tiger Silk can become the third Group 1 classic winner in four years for Geisel Park Stud stallion All American. Trainer Richard Collett will make a decision after Christmas whether to set his filly for the G1 NZ Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 16. The Pukekohe-based conditioner was looking to the future with confidence after she came from last to win the Ross Roof Runner Hcp (1400m) at Ellerslie on Sunday. 


McEvoy strikes again with All American

McEvoy strikes again with All American

Friday, 7 December 2018 | Trainer Tony McEvoy will set his All American filly Despacito for a city campaign after an easy kill at Kyneton on Thursday. Heavily backed into an even-money favourite, Despacito was taken back to near last by Luke Currie after drawing wide in the Kyneton Electrics Maiden Plate (1450m). She was set alight approaching the corner and finished powerfully to win well. 


Eye-catching winner by All American

Eye-catching winner by All American

Monday, 26 November 2018 | Yankee Eyes is best left to run free in front and that strategy paid off again at Morphettville on Saturday. The promising daughter of All American controlled the Carlo Bittoto Memorial (1250m) and dug in for the fight when challenged in the straight by Zoustar fillies Kenyan Wonder and Be My Star. 


News - Archive