Top-class mare Sweet Deal (Casino Prince x Dorothy Evelyn) posted a career best performance to win today’s $1m TAB The Hunter at Newcastle.
The John Thompson trained mare, already a dual winner in group company, took her earnings past the $1.35m mark with today’s effort.
Sweet Deal was a $67,500 purchase by Boomer Bloodstock from the draft of Lincoln Farm at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
For Mick Talty of Edinglassie Stud, where Sweet Deal was bred and raised, her success has come as no surprise.
“From an early age I felt that she was a filly that was going to mature into a good race mare and John Thompson and his team have done a wonderful job with her,” said Talty.
“Sweet Deal was bred by Pip Cooper, who is a fantastic supporter of our farm, so this is a particularly satisfying result and I think there might still be better to come from her in the Autumn.
“She is another quality racehorse to carry our ‘target’ brand which is again going to be well-represented at each of the Classic, Premier and Easter Yearling Sales in 2021” added Talty.
Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell was instantly taken with Sweet Deal when he first saw her as a yearling.
“She was a lovely, big, scopey filly with a massive girth and a quality head and eye,” Rounsefell said.
“I am delighted for loyal clients CJ Stone, her mother Julie and all the other owners in the group.
“Every year I am given the task to purchase one yearling in the $40,000 to $70,000 range for the syndicate so it has been quite the ride having a mare as good as Sweet Deal.
“I always seek out the Edinglassie brand as they consistently breed sound, tough racehorses.
“And I love working the Inglis Classic Sale as it consistently throws up high-quality racehorses that you can buy at great value.”
Sweet Deal joins other Classic Yearling Sale graduates like Classique Legend, It’s Me, Fiesta, Hit The Shot, Dosh and many others in performing with distinction so far this season.