The Sportsman Weekend - - News - SHAYNEO’ C ASS

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.

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