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Smashing Aussie Debut for Former Ward Runner

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Con Te Partiro | Racing Post

By Alan Carasso

Making her Australian debut in Saturday’s Group 3 Arrowfield Dark Jewel Classic S. at Scone in New South Wales, former Wesley Ward trainee Con Te Partiro (Scat Daddy) looked to be in a jackpot at the 200-meter mark, but dug deep and showed tremendous resolve for a brave neck victory (video). Sent off at odds of 17-1, the daughter of Temple Street (Street Cry {Ire}) is now trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and was ridden by jockey Sam Clipperton.

Originally a $130,000 Keeneland September yearling acquisition by Gatewood Bell’s Cromwell Bloodstock and racing under Bell’s Hat Creek Racing partnership, Con Te Partiro won Saratoga’s Bolton Landing S. on her turf debut in the summer of 2016 and in her second sophomore appearance, belied odds of 20-1 with a similarly strong late surge to scoop the Listed Sandringham H. at Royal Ascot. Third in a Keeneland allowance and in the synthetic-track GIII Arlington Matron S. last season, Con Te Partiro was purchased by SF Bloodstock and Newgate Farm for $575,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale, where she was consigned by Bryan and Gray Lyster’s Ashview Farm.

A half-sister to SW & MGSP and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Donworth (Tiznow) and from the family of GISW Seattle Meteor, Con Te Partiro is the first of four runners to succeed in Australia for her late stallion, who now has winners in 23 separate racing jurisdictions and graded/group winners in nine different countries on five different continents. She is the 71st group/graded winner overall for Scat Daddy. The Dark Angel also provided a trifecta of sorts for the late Street Cry, who was represented by his 28th GSW as a broodmare sire and also accounted for the race’s second- and third-place finishers Savatiano (Aus) and Organza (Aus), both campaigned by Godolphin.

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