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Randwick kick-off for O’Shea’s New Bay venture

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Son of New Bay to launch profession at Randwick.

Placing Kenmare Bay’s bodily make-up to 1 facet, economics advised Suman Hedge that the two-year-old gelding who will debut at Randwick this Saturday was value a punt.

A son of New Bay, who stands for €75,000 at Ballylinch Stud in Eire, Kenmare Bay was initially handed in ultimately yr’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

It was a chance Hedge and John O’Shea, who trains Kenmare Bay in partnership with Tom Charlton, couldn’t resist after with the ability to buy him for $75,000.

“We thought, ‘for what the stallion is doing in Europe, and what he stands for, that is good worth’,” Hedge recalled.

“We thought it wasn’t some huge cash for him. He was sturdy and athletic, which actually appealed to John, and Tom Charlton may be very acquainted with the stallions in Europe and he was very bullish about New Bay.

“There aren’t many alternatives to purchase progeny by that stallion over right here.”

New Bay has had restricted runners in Australia however is the sire of New Mandate, winner of the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup, together with Group 1 Doomben Cup runner-up New Endeavour and New Vitality, who’s now based mostly Down Beneath with Ciaron Maher.

Pentle Bay, the colt who was runner-up to Bedtime Story at Royal Ascot final month and can quickly be becoming a member of Maher, can also be by New Bay.

The son of Dubawi has had Saffron Seashore win twice on the elite degree in Europe, whereas Bay Bridge and Bayside Boy offered him with a Group 1 double on Champions Day at Ascot in 2022.

Kenmare Bay is out of the Nathaniel mare Anyana, who was unraced however hails from a household that features a few stayers Australian racing followers could be acquainted with.

Her dam Amore is a three-quarter-sister to the dam of Group 3 The Bart Cummings winner and Group 1 The Metropolitan runner-up Araldo and Listed Queensland Cup winner Araldo Junior.

It’s a depth of pedigree that appealed to Hedge and O’Shea, given his bodily make-up.

“I feel he’s a kind of ones horses that would go both means,” Hedge stated.

“Once you purchase them, you assume bodily and by the sire throwing some early varieties that this could possibly be a horse that would run early, however then he has additionally received that on the opposite facet with the pedigree.

“You by no means understand how a horse goes to precise itself with these children.”

Kenmare Bay impressively gained an 800m Hawkesbury trial on a Heavy 10 observe on June 3 earlier than ending fifth of six, overwhelmed simply over 4 lengths, at Randwick 11 days later.

He’s the one first-starter in Saturday’s race has drawn barrier three within the subject of 10 with Sam Clipperton to trip within the 1400m occasion.


*Present clients solely. 2nd Racing guess. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.

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