Trapeze Artist’s full brother breaks maiden

A pair of superbly bred juveniles from rival stables have stamped their quality on the midweek program at Hawkesbury, with both In Secret and Master Showman posting promising wins.

While Godolphin breed most of their own horses, In Secret is a rare sales purchase for the global powerhouse, the daughter of top stallion I Am Invincible out of multiple stakes winner Eloping fetching $900,000 as a yearling.

The filly showed good race sense to comfortably account for her rivals in the opening event on Wednesday and assistant trainer Darren Beadman said there was plenty of improvement to come.

“The sales team purchased her at Magic Millions for a good sum and she has delivered in spades today,” Beadman said.

“She’s very well educated and I really loved the way she just pinned her ears back and surged to the line and got away from them. It’s a great way to start off her career.

“There is a lot of upside to her.”

Pedigrees were again to the fore a race later with Master Showman, a full brother to freshman sire Trapeze Artist and owned in similar interests, breaking his maiden at his third start.

The colt finished midfield in the Breeders’ Plate on debut and was down the track when he resumed on heavy ground at Canterbury in February, but he got the job done at Hawkesbury despite racing greenly.

Co-trainer Gerald Ryan, who also prepared Trapeze Artist, said they had been dodging wet tracks with the colt and had not expected Wednesday’s result.

“I came here today and I said to (managing owner) Bert (Vieira), if he runs top three I’d be really happy but it’s a surprise to me he won,” Ryan said.

“It’s a surprise to me he led too because he hasn’t shown that speed. He stuck to his guns good.

“He’s got his maiden now. He’s a full brother to Trapeze Artist and he’s won a two-year-old race. We will play it by ear and see where we go with him.

“Whatever he does as a two-year-old, he’s going to be a whole lot better three-year-old.”

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