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Over the Moon

New recruit Smart Missile has been making all the news for Twin Hills Stud this spring, but the arrival of some stunning first foals by his barn mate Odyssey Moon has put the dashing young son of Snitzel firmly in the spotlight.

Odyssey Moon

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Another Beauty for Smart Missile

The Tony McEvoy-trained filly Beauty kept her record at a perfect three for three when coming from midfield to capture Saturday’s Listed William Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

Luke Curry put the 3yo daughter of Smart Missile into a challenging position on the home turn and she did best in the run to the line to defeat the Pierro filly Rainbow Girl by half a length with All Too Hard’s Illuminaire a half-head back in third.

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Smart Missile Filly Wins G1 Spring Champion Stakes

Many bloodstock followers believed Smart Missile would sire his first Group I winner this spring with his unbeaten filly Smart Melody favourite for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas next Saturday, but in the end his supporters didn’t have to wait that long.

Up and coming trainer Mark Newnham tasted his first Group I victory when talented Smart Missile filly Maid of Heaven took a quantum leap to beat quality colts Aramayo and Thinkin’ Big to win the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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Five Straight for Smart Melody

Unbeaten Smart Missile filly Smart Melody went on her winning way at Caulfield on Sunday, racing to comfortable victory in the Group III MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400 metres, although trainer Kris Lees is not completely confident the 1600 metres of the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas on October 13 is her best option going forward.

A homebred for Gooree Stud, Smart Melody won her only two starts last season by a combined total of 10.6 lengths and has progressed in leaps and bounds this spring.

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Group One Goal for Smart Missile Filly

Unbeaten Smart Missile filly Smart Melody went on her winning way at Flemington Saturday, racing to an easy victory in the Listed VRC Cap D’Antibes Stakes over 1100 metres.

A homebred for Gooree Stud, Smart Melody won her only two starts last season by a combined total of 10.6 lengths and then resumed for a spell with a dominant win at Wyong last month.

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Smart Missile Filly Headed for Black Type

The most anticipated runner at the big Wyong meeting on Friday was the unbeaten Kris Lees trained filly Smart Melody, who kept her perfect record intact.

A homebred for Gooree Stud, Smart Melody won her only two starts last season by a combined total of 10.6 lengths so there was much interest in her return in the Benchmark 74 event over 1100 metres.

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Twin Hills Stallion Parade to be held on Sunday 19th August

Twin Hills Stud will hold its Stallion Parade on Sunday 19th August, 2018.  Commencing at 11am, the parade will feature Smart Missile, one of the best young stallions in the country who has finished the season in the Top 15 of the General Sires List by earnings and in the Top 10 by winners; and G1 two-year-old Odyssey Moon, one of the finest juveniles by Champion Sire, Snitzel, who is standing his second season at stud this year.

Olly Tait, owner of Twin Hills Stud said, “What a season Smart Missile has just had and we have every reason to think that the best is yet to come. Odyssey Moon embodies the very best of Snitzel, who is a phenomenon. We’re looking forward to seeing our clients and friends on the 19th.”

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Metro Treble for Smart Missile

Twin Hills Stud’s Smart Missile is showing no signs of slowing up as we race towards the end of the season posting a metropolitan winning treble on Wednesday with Canterbury wins for Smart Ain’t He and Smartedge and a Sandown victory for Holy Command, the trio all promising three-year-olds with more wins in store.

The Mick Price trained gelding Holy Command has been in hot form since resuming from a spell at the end of April following an unplaced debut in October last year.

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Winning Run of Smart Missile Shows No Signs of Slowing

The incredible winning run of Twin Hill Farm’s new recruit Smart Missile continued to roll on at Sandown and Warwick Farm on Wednesday with his two-year-old daughters Grand Wish and Chevalier D’Eon fighting out the Ladbrokes Cash In Hcp (1200m) at Sandown while the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Island Missile romped home in the inter Racing Hcp (1400m) at Warwick Farm.

The Lloyd Kennewell-trained Isca Augusta nearly made it an interstate treble before having to settle for second at her career debut at Balaklava.

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