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.

The David Brideoake-trained Grand Wish improved on her debut fourth over 1000 metres on the same track behind the smart Humma Humma back on July 4 to deny the favourite Chevalier D’Eon by a half-neck with Seewhatshebrings (Sebring) a half-head back in third.

After enjoying a cosy run one back on the rails, Noel Callow became hopelessly blocked between runners on Grand Wish as the backmarker began to swoop.

Callow drove Grand Wish through a narrow seam and the daughter of Smart Missile was strong through the line.

A homebred for her trainer, Grand Wish is a half-sister to Brideoake’s Group 1 ATC The Galaxy winner Griante (Good Journey) herself a three-quarter sister to Brideoake’s Group 1 Western Australian Derby winner Grand Journey.

Grand Wish is the fourth live foal of the unraced Strategic mare Grand Strategy a half-sister to Listed VRC Myer Spring Fashion Stakes winner Proliferate (More Than Ready).

Grand Strategy has and has a 2yo filly Brazen Beau and a weanling filly by Exceed And Excel.

She was covered by Exceed And Excel again last year.

Grand Wish becomes the 12th individual two-year-old winner for Smart Missile this season.

The son of Fastnet Rock will stand his debut season at Twin Hills at a fee of $13,200.


Story by Breednet’s Mark Smith