Smart Missile Gelding Wins G3 Guineas Prelude

A last start Listed winner at Flemington, talented Smart Missile gelding Crosshaven took another step forward when scoring a stylish victory in the Group III MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Crosshaven wins the G3 Guineas Prelude -  Pat Scala - Racing Photos

Prepared at Lindsay Park, Crosshaven keeps improving and raced on the pace for Daniel Stackhouse before kicking clear to win by a length and three-quarters.
 

“It’s really exciting for two weeks time. He’s won four from five and is a serious contender.”

Crosshaven loves winning! - image Pat Scala/ Racing Photos Crosshaven loves winning! – image Pat Scala/ Racing Photos

An $80,000 yearling graduate of Haunui Farm’s 2019 Karaka Book 1 draft, Crosshaven was initially passed in before selling to Lindsay Park with his breeder Daniel Nakhle retaining a share.

Nakhle had enjoyed previous success with the Lindsay Park team after selling a half share in Spanish Whisper, who won the Group II Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) for the combination.

Crosshaven has the overall record of four wins from five starts with prizemoney in excess of $305,000.

Crosshaven is a half-brother to Group III winner Killarney and is from terrific producer and Group II winner Irish Colleen, who has had five foals to race all winners.

Smart Missile is the sire of CrosshavenSmart Missile is the sire of Crosshaven

He is another star performer for Twin Hills Stud’s Smart Missile, who stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.

Race Result – Caulfield Guineas Prelude-C&G Gr3 1400m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:25.57
Crosshaven
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56
3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Irish Colleen (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE))

Smart Missile
NZB Karaka Book 1 $80,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Lindsay Park Racing
Article courtesy of Breednet