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Racing.com: Olly Tait

When Racing.com sat down with Olly to talk Peltzer, Smart Missile, Hallowed Crown, Tie The Knot, Spinning Hill and all things racing.

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Smart Missile’s More Prophets Claims the Mona Lisa

The five-year-old Smart Missile mare More Prophets earned a valuable stakes success in Friday’s Wyong Leagues Club Group Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong.

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Royally Related Hallowed Crown Colt Opens Account at Sandown

While Godolphin did not see an immediate return on the $1,125,000 shelled out for the Group 1 winner Star Shiraz the 2007 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, it is reaping the rewards from her daughter Retsina. At Sandown-Lakeside on Wednesday, Retsina’s 3yo Hallowed Crown colt Vilana improved from his career debut second at Bendigo to open his winning account in a head-bobbing finish in a 1200m maiden.

Vilana toughs it out (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Taken to the front from an outside barrier by Damien Oliver, Vilana staged a 200m war with the heavily backed Redoute’s Choice gelding Negotiate.

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Ballistic Lover completes Pride double

Sydney trainer Joe Pride registered a two-state double with the stylish win of Ballistic Lover (4 m Smart Missile – She’s A Sweetheart by Show A Heart) in the Carlyon Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Moonee Valley coming just over two hours after Private Eye (4 g Al Maher – Confidential Queen by Shamardal) landed the Show Country Quality (Gr 3, 1200m) at Randwick.

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Anderson happy with Ballistic Boy

Ballistic Boy (Smart Missile) is another Queensland horse being aimed at an interstate carnival tilt after making a pleasing return at the Doomben trials yesterday. The Group 3-winning five-year-old has not raced since finishing eighth in January’s Magic Millions Subzero (2400m) and Anderson was pleased with his trial win yesterday.

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$230,000 Smart Missile Mare Tops Inglis Digital July (late)

The final Inglis Digital Auction of the 2020/21 season has been topped by 4YO mare Egyptian Missile (Smart Missile), who is set for a Written Tycoon cover.

A three-quarter sister to Hong Kong G1 sprinter Strathmore and a half sister to multiple Stakes winner Egyptian Symbol, Egyptian Missile was offered by Bjorn Baker Racing as a racing and breeding proposition and was purchased by Cunningham Thoroughbreds in conjunction with Clarke Bloodstock for $230,000.

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The Peltzer Parade

Obviously, travelling  to see a new stallion is not as easy this year as we would all like… So please click on the video below to see The Peltzer Parade. Peltzer is magnificent and definitely worth looking at either in person (if you can) or on video (if you can’t).

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Born & Raised: Bobby’s Kitten off The Mark

One season Twin Hills shuttler Bobby’s Kitten (USA) is off the mark in Australia after the Richard Laming-trained gelding Cecil Street Lad made a winning career debut over 1000m at Sandown-Hillside on Wednesday.

Cecil Street Lad makes winning debut image Pat Scala/Racing Photos

It was an open secret that the two-year-old posed ability and went off the second favourite.

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Final Foal of Golden Slipper Heroine becomes her First Stakes Winner

The John O’Shea-trained Lillemor (Hallowed Crown) denied Lee Freedman the best possible return to the training ranks when she edged out Intrepidacious in a deceptive finish to Saturday’s Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m) at Ipswich.

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Second Winner for Odyssey Moon

Twin Hills Stud based Odyssey Moon posted his second winner on Friday when the Richard Litt trained gelding Peregrination ran out an easy winner at Canberra.

Gelded after finishing fourth on debut back in January at Kembla behind subsequent Group II winner Jamaea, Peregrination was well fancied on his return and hit the line strongly to win the 1200m maiden by three and a half lengths.

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