Two State Double for Sequalo

Sequalo's Saturday was a good one - metropolitan victories in Brisbane and Adelaide for Ticket To Dream and Swipeline, a Gold Coast win for Crashing and a stakes placing for the classy Spirit Of Boom.

Recording her second city win, the Matthew Dunn trained Ticket To Dream settled back in the 1000m dash - weaving through the field to find the line in determined fashion.

Bursting through at the 50m and drawing clear to win by 1 1/4 lengths, the five-year-old won the fifth race of her 19 start career - increasing her prize money tally to beyond $114,000.

Bred and part owned by Markham Hough, Ticket To Dream is out of the Made Of Gold mare Made Of Dreams, a half-sister to the multiple city winner Observation.

Hough also bred Ticket To Dream's fourth dam - the champion grey Emancipation.

Making up for a run bad luck last time in, Swipeline was a deserved first up winner at Morphettville - always travelling well in second placing for Jamie Kah.

Taking over early in the straight, the Tony McEvoy trained four-year-old gave a good kick to win by a smart 3/4 length at his first run since mid-April.

"First up, leading all the way and strong to the line - he was very impressive," McEvoy said, adding that "he is a nice horse who has been troubled by gland problems."

"And he has not had much luck - but hopefully we are on top of his issues and this could be a good preparation for him."

A two times winner from just nine starts, Swipeline was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Victoria. Purchased at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $85,000. He is a son of the Encosta de Lago mare Encapsulate, daughter of the imported stakes placed mare Anemone Garden.

Bred by Lyndhurst Stud and sold at the 2011 QTIS 600 Sale for $33,000 to Gold Coast trainer Bruce Hill, Crashing was a game winner at his home track.

Crashing meanwhile settled back in a strongly run affair, spotting his rivals ten lengths as he made his run wide to the turn.

Swinging four wide into the straight, the four-year-old swooped to the lead - digging deep when challenged over the final stages - winning his second race from 14 starts.

Crashing is one of six winners produced by the stakes placed Rolling Minstrel mare Ninnananna who is now retired from stud duties.

Looking set for a successful spring is Spirit Of Boom who, at his first run since a close-up Stradbroke Handicap fourth in June, was a game third in the Group 2 The Shorts at Randwick.

Drifting back in the 1100m contest, the Tony Gollan trained six-year-old fanned wide into the straight - running on gamely to only just miss out in a tight finish.

Meanwhile Golden Trinkets was again in winning form last Sunday, recording his second easy win in a row saluting by an easy 5 1/4 lengths at Dalby.

And at the Doomben trials on Tuesday a trio of Sequalos impressed with soft victories - the lightly raced filly Epsilon from the Tony Gollan stable, the classy Leealan trained by Tony Crane and the unraced Robert Heathcote trained In Taiwan.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:16

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