Widden Stud’s Trapeze Artist is the leading second crop sire by winners and earnings and he also gave us a One to Watch on Sunday with an impressive maiden winner in the Star Thoroughbreds colours at Hawkesbury.
Trained by Chris Waller and ridden by Zac Lloyd, three year-old filly Concello was having her second start in the 1600m maiden and was sent out favourite after a first up sixth at Canterbury last month.
Appreciating the step up to 1600m, @StarTbreds' 3yo Trapeze Artist filly Concello bounded away from her rivals @hawkesburyrc with the @cwallerracing-trained @mmsnippets grad winning by more than 3 lens with @ZacLloydx in the saddle.@widdenstud @FBAA_agents @anz_news @TTRAusNZ pic.twitter.com/d4uHHbRES8
— Randwick Bloodstock (@RBloodstock) December 10, 2023
She enjoyed a step up in trip to chime in with a big finish and run clear to win by three and a half lengths.
A $210,000 Magic Millions purchase for Star Thoroughbreds/Randwick Bloodstock Agency from the Ashleigh Thoroughbreds draft, Concello is the third winner and final foal from well bred Encosta de Lago mare Senta Helga (deceased in 2020), a winning sister to champion Hong Kong Stayer Liberator and to the dam of Group II winner Etana.
— Hawkesbury Race Club (@hawkesburyrc) December 10, 2023
The family has produced two new stakes performed fillies in recent weeks in Kiwi based stakes-winning three year-old Glamour Tycoon and Nymphadora, who was a fast finishing third in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery RL on Saturday.
Concello is the 19th Australian winner of the season for Trapeze Artist, who has 21 entries for Magic Millions and 17 for Inglis Classic.