Day At The Track

Could you get a better bred Beach?

05:01 PM 11 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Sunshine Beach - who is rumoured to be under offer for 1.8 million, is a 3/4 brother to Somebeachsomeflaire.

Somebeachsomeflaire isn’t, and probably never be will, the quickest filly in Australia, but she certainly is one of the best bred.

And yesterday she may have finally realised that, leading all of the way to win easily by 9.9 metres over her 10 rivals at Golburn.

“You’d have to go a long way to find a filly with breeding like hers, outside of Australia anyway,” said trainer-driver Darren McCall.

“I trained her mother Warrawee Flaire in Canada and she won 40 races and over $600, 000,” revealed McCall. “She is out of top racemare Light Up who won the Three Diamonds.”

 Light Up has had 12 foals of racing age for 12 winners, including Sunshine Beach, who won the Battle of Brandywine and was arguably the second best three-year-old in America behind Captaintreacherous last season.

“She, like Sunshine Beach, is by the champion Somebeachsomewhere, making her a ¾ sister to him,” he added.

McCall purchased Warrawee Flaire, who clocked a mile in 1:50.6, from her connections after she had finished racing and shipped her to Australia when he moved over.

“Somebeachsomeflaire is her first foal. She also has an Art Major two-year-old and a Rocknroll Heaven yearling and foal,” advised McCall.

“The Art Major was a rig, so we have just gelded him, but he goes really well,” he added.

Somebeachsomeflaire snuck under the radar yesterday paying odds of $57.80 after two below average sevenths to open her career, but McCall advised that he was expecting a much improved performance.

“She tied up in both of her first two starts, so I completely changed her feed and routine.”

“However, I don’t know if I was quite expecting her to improve that much,” he added.”

“She is quite a late foal so I expect her to keep improving. I think she is capable of winning a few more races yet.”

However, McCall knows that Somebeachsomeflaire’s true value will come once her racing days are numbered, especially after the 1-57.7 mile rate that she recorded yesterday.

“We have had a bit of interest from people wanting to buy her for a broodmare, but she is still lightly raced, so at the moment we are happy to hang on to her.”

McCall said that Somebeachsomeflaire is likely to compete next in a series at Bankstown Paceway.

“We will keep her away from the big stuff for a while to hopefully give her a couple of easy kills and get her confidence up,” said McCall.

When asked if he had anything else worth following in upcoming weeks, McCall said to keep an eye on Western Rockstar, who was also a winner at yesterday’s Golburn meeting.

“And Mega Alexander should be hard to beat at Penrith on Friday,” he concluded.

*Note: It is rumoured that Somebeachsomeflaire’s four-year-old ¾ brother Sunshine Beach is currently under offer for $1.8 million.

By Mitchell Robertson

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