Sequalo's 2Y0s continue to fly!

The ever green Sequalo's current crop of two-year-olds - the result of his 13th season at stud - are in flying form with another winner, the impressive Agitate at Doomben on Saturday.

Racing away to an easy two length victory at only his second start, the Kelly Schweida trained colt became Sequalo's fifth individual juvenile winner for the season - from just eight runners!

Currently Australia's eighth leading two-year-old sire, Sequalo has also been well represented by the Group 3 winning Magic Milions placegetter Missy Longstocking, recent Doomben debutant winner Smart Operator and the highly regarded flyer Epsilon.

Expected to win at debut when sent out a hot $1.50 favourite at Ipswich on February 22, Agitate did not have much luck - getting involved in an early speed battle before being taken wide by a green rival at the turn.

Still doing a good job to finish in the placings, Agitate learned much from the outing and was never in any danger of defeat at Doomben - showing natural pace and heart easily holding off the favourite Grey Countess.

"We thought he would win at Ipswich," said jockey Ric McMahon, "but things just didn’t go his way."

Bred by his owners led by Anthony Havig, Agitate is the second foal and first winner produced by the city winning Align mare Stirring who was raced by a similar group.

A descendant of the Kentucky Oaks heroine Alcibiades - also ancestress of legendary racehorse and stallion Sir Ivor - the well named Agitate chose an apt day to win as he hails from the same family as Australian Cup winner in Noble Peer.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 06:28

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