Yearling justifies his price tag

EXPENSIVE yearling purchase Falon Terror made his first down payment on his $48,000 purchase price with an ultra impressive winner of the QTIS 600 2YO Maiden Handicap (1100m) at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse yesterday.

Purchased by RJC chairman Justin Doyle, on behalf of a local syndicate of owners at the 2010 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Sale, the strapping Falon Terror (Falvelon-Black Terror) was dashed straight to the lead by Adrian Coome to record an all-the-way win.

Judging by the effort, this will be the first of many wins for the Lyle Rowe trained youngster.

Coome was in devastating form landing a winning treble with Ricky Vale’s Coyote ($2.00) taking out the Class 1 (1050m) and Alan Jenkinson trained Hidden Rewards ($5.00) winning the Maiden (1050m).

Raced by Wilpeena’s Alan and Jennifer Acton, Hidden Rewards (Hidden Dragon-Anastar) was an expensive purchase from the 2009 Rockhampton Capricornia Yearling Sale.

Some seven of the Hidden Dragon breed will be offered at the Capricornia Yearling Sales in Rockhampton next Friday. S The Hidden Rewards win was a good omen for Alan Acton who will play a significant role at the Rocky Amateurs on Saturday, May 14 at Callaghan Park.

“We will be having a Wilpeena style novelty auction of the horses before the Reid Liquor Amateur Cup in the enclosure at Callaghan Park. There is huge prizemoney and trophies for the successful bidder to win. Proceeds go to charity. It is going to be a great day of racing”, Acton said.

Premier apprentice Alisha Taylor double-scored with her first winners since a recent return from an ankle fracture winning yesterday on her father Garnett’s pair of Flying Tequila ($1.80) and Warden Ben ($3.50).

The Taylor stable has a seemingly endless supply of talented young horses.

Warden Ben, who won the Colts and Gelding Division of the Maiden (1050m), is yet another winner sired by the Glenlogan Farm, Innisplain based stallion Falvelon.

From that neck-of-the-woods, Beaudesert visitor Sittinbull ($7.00) gave bookmakers some relief on an afternoon of racing dominated by well backed winners when he won the Class 3 (1809m).

Ridden by Sheree Drake, the winner was prepared by her partner Greg Cornish.

In a rare win for the Forgotten Hero breed, his son Sir Emland (Justin Wood, $6.00) continued to aid the healing process for bookmakers winning the last race – the Class 2 (1300m).

Sir Emland was never headed down the straight by runner-up Lucasam (Trinity Bannon) with the latter getting ever so close near the line.

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