If you’re a fan of the multiple Gr 1 winner FIERCE IMPACT, then this may interest you.
Warwick Farm trainer Matt Smith, who has been steadily making his way up the national training ranks, trains Fierce Impact who was an average European galloper prior to Smith bringing him to Australia.
Well, the same ‘algorithms’ used to work out the value of Fierce Impact are behind his latest two European stars who arrive in June.
Firstly, the mare, the impressive mare at that CLIFF’S ART (Canford Cliffs-Saldenart) and the 3YO with an Aussie pedigree AKATINO (Sidestep-Akatina).
Sidestep stands at stud in Queensland at Telemon farm and he is the sire of Gr 1 Golden Slipper winner KIAMICHI.
This bloke Akatino may just be the polar-opposite to Kiamichi though because he looks like he might get a lot further. Certainly 2000m if his last start is anything to go by.
In Germany, just before that country went into lockdown, he won over 1700m with his head on his chest by 24 lengths. That was his 2nd win from 6 starts with 2 minor placings.
No Black Type, but certainly an encouraging type.
The mare Cliff’s Art does boast Black Type and she seems well up to Australian grade.
She has tremendous finishing power and is a middle distance mare of some note.
Thus far she’s won 4 races from 1400m to 1800m and her surge to the line to win the Listed Hoppegarten Stutenpries over 1800m was reminiscent of how Fierce Impact (Deep Impact-Keiai Gerbera) finished to win his Gr 1 Cantala Stakes at Caulfield last year over 1600m.
Cliff’s Art’s dam was a stakes winner and is a full-sister to a stakes placed winner. Black Type proliferates this pedigree.
We saw Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott win 2 x Gr 1 races during the autumn carnival recently with their imported mare CON TE PARTIRO (Scat Daddy-Temple Street) who came to Australia with form similar to this mare’s and with just 3 wins under her belt.
The majority of imports from Europe are nearly always Entires or Geldings so this mare, like Con Te Partiro, represents a new dimension to the racing world down here.
Incidentally, Con Te Partiro has won $1,230,000 about $1million of that since being in Australia and Fierce Impact has won $2,635,000 – about $2,599,000 since arriving here.