A mare bred at Victoria’s Three Bridges Thoroughbreds came up trumps for connections in this year’s edition of the Listed Scone Cup held last Friday.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Sedanzer (Sebring) marked the Scone Cup as her seventh win (from just 16 starts) and may now get a chance at Group 1 glory in the Tatt’s Tiara next month at Doomben.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Sedanzer was three-wide most of the mile-long race, but once she straightened up sprinted away to score by a long neck from last year’s winner Duca Valentinois.
Three Bridges’ Toby Liston has always been confident in the ability of Sedanzer and is optimistic about her future.
“I think she is a Group 1 quality horse, and so does Gai and Adrian, so she will deservedly be Brisbane bound and head to the Tatts Tiara over a mile,” Liston said.
Sedanzer was a $125,000 purchase at the 2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale by owners Blueblood Thoroughbreds from Three Bridges’ draft.
Bred by Three Bridges in partnership with Richard Pegum, Sedanzer is a half-sister to stakes-placed So Detached (One Cool Cat) and is one of three winners from Danzero mare Voltdanze, a three-quarter sister to Group 1 winner Dealer Principal.
Voltdanze has a weanling colt by the Listons’ deceased stallion Unencumbered, and she will more than likely head back to Sebring this season in the hope of repeating what has turned out to be a successful mating.