NEWNHAM’S YOUNGSTER IS BUILT TO WIN
BIG and fast.
That’s trainer Mark Newnham’s impression of tomorrow’s ATC Breeders’ Plate (1000m) hopeful Quackerjack.
The flashy chestnut son of Not A Single Doubt earned a ber th in the centur y old juvenile feature following an impressive win at the official two-year-old trials Canterbur y on September 18.
“He’s come through his trial well and has probably taken a bit of improvement from it,” Newnham said.
“He is a well built well muscled colt from speed family so he’s not the sort of horse we are going to be wondering about in 18 months, we’ll know our fate.”
Quackerjack is a son of Not A Single Doubt out of mare named Quack It whose grand-dam is Mother Duck who won the Gimcrack Stakes on this same day 31 years ago.
Newnham bought Quackerjack at the Gold Coast in Januar y this year for $240,000.
“That was the first Magic Millions sale I attended as a trainer and he was the style of horse I was looking for, something that we might be able to take back to the race up there,” Newnham said.
“I only walked away with two horses at that sale and he was one of them so to have him up and going early is terrific .”
Winning the Breeders’ Plate is the fast track to Golden Slipper glor y.
Eight colts have done the Breeders’ Plate/Golden Slipper since 1957; three of those won the Grand Slam of the Slipper, Sires and Champagne.
Three of the last six Breeders Plate winners, Pierro, Vancouver and Capitalist, won the Slipper in the following autumn.