Wonderful To Fly tops $200,000

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Wonderful To Fly tops $200,000

By Peter Wharton

The Fly Like An Eagle filly Wonderful To Fly, last season’s leading two-year-old, confirmed that she is the cream of the crop with an authoritative win in the Group 2 $50,000 APG Sales Classic at Gloucester Park.

It was Wonderful To Fly’s 11th success from 20 starts and her mile rate of 1:55.7 for 2130 metres was put up when she had nothing in her favour, drawing the second row and racing without cover for most of the trip.

The $32,000 winner’s cheque sent her stake earnings beyond the $200,000 mark.

Wonderful To Fly put an exclamation mark on a brilliant month for the Allwood Stud resident sire Fly Like An Eagle.

He sired two ‘new’ two-year-old winners in Temukas Girl, who won a heat of the APG Sales Classic in 1:56.3, and Travelban, and the three-year-olds Tomlous Jambo (1:56.2), The Wildcard and Koolbardi Navajo (all Gloucester Park), Me Flash (1:57.4), I Found Gold and Smokeys Shadow.

Other Fly Like An Eagle winners have been Eagle Commander, who won three races in NSW, the Sinbad Bay Final winner at Launceston in Mista Eagle, The Irish Eagle (1:55.9), Chasing The Wind (1:57.5, Albion Park), Eagles Crossing and Girl Just Fly.

Fly Like An Eagle has sired 50 winners from 78 starters and his progeny has earned almost $1.4 million.

Follow The Stars, owned by Allwood Stud, left winners in four different States in March.

The list included the three-year-olds Sonic Suzy (1:59.6), Motor On Lilly and Gregorian Chant and others in Troopingofthecolor (1:59), the Gloucester Park winner Robbie Rocket (1:57.3), the Globe Derby Park victor Our Holla Star (1:57.3), Our Shooting Star, Mollidor, Zyanya, Nightwatch Star and Stormy Dilo.

Follow The Stars has already sired 19 individual winners this season and his stock has won 26 races and $191,206 in stakes.

The first crop of the exciting, young Rocknroll Hanover horse Rock N Roll World were offered at the APG Perth sale and a colt fetched $30,000 and a filly $27,500.

Allwood Stud bred eight winners during March including Tomlous Jambo, Second Amendment, Troopingofthecolor, Our Shooting Star, Move Over Miss, Travelban, Nightwatch Star and Motor On Lilly.

Smooth Rye, a mare owned by Allwood Stud, notched her first win since heading to the eastern seaboard and earned a new speed badge of 1:52.5 winning at Menangle.

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