Hinchinbrook - Rock Bottom
Nice Hinchinbrook filly to be trained at Randwick
John Thompson in charge of another one

By Hinchinbrook

Hinchinbrook was destined to be a sire from the moment he was born at Yarraman Park. He was a strong impressive looking foal and has developed into a magnificent looking sire. He is a ¾ brother to Champion Australian Sire Snitzel but his deeds at stud have seen him come out of Snitzel’s shadow to be a very highly regarded young horse in his own right.

Hinchinbrook, like many of the sprinters that raced in his era, suffered at the hands of Black Caviar. Nevertheless, his racetrack achievements were very good. He won his first start before being the first colt home in the Golden Slipper. He won the Skyline Stakes and Canonbury Stakes. He was placed in the Group 1 ATC Sire’s Produce Stakes and also the Group 1 ATC All Aged Stakes. He proved his versatility when being placed in Melbourne in the Group 1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the Group 1 MRC Oakleigh Plate.

At stud he has excelled. He was the leading Champion First Season Sire in Australia in 2013/14 Season producing a Group 1 winner in his first crop. His performances at stud are better than they look when you consider he has only ever served reasonably small books of mares. The most foals he had in his first three seasons at stud was just 92. This is about half the number some of the other sires in the Hunter Valley have representing them.

Out of Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom is by Not A Single Doubt who has established himself as a sire that produces fast uncomplicated sprinters. I’m certain he will be a big success at stud as a broodmare sire. It is very early days for him but his daughters have already produced a Group 1 winner in Season’s In Bloom.

Rock Bottom comes from a nice running family where the 23 horses to race out of the first four mares are all winners. Rock Bottom herself was unraced but she is a ½ sister to six winners including the stakes pair of Foxstar and The Astronomer.

The second dam is Foxy by Canny Lad. I love Canny Lad in a pedigree. He is the dam sire of Redoute’s Choice and I Am Invincible.

I was really taken by this filly when I inspected her. She is very strong behind and has good scope to grow. I have had quite a bit to do with the progeny of Hinchinbrook having purchased Flying Jess, his highest earning filly. The best Hinchinbrook fillies seem to be the ones with good size, scope and strength. This filly certainly has both these attributes. Another of our good Hinchinbrook fillies is Kissing Game which also is a strong athletic filly.

Dr. Tim Roberts, who does my vet inspections at the yearling sales, was also very taken with this filly and as surprised as I was when I secured her for such a reasonable price.

All in all this filly represents great value and heads to an outstanding trainer.


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  • Details
  • $4,250 for 5% (1 share)
  • Trainer - John Thompson
  • Shares issued - 20
  • Shares available - 4
  • Availability as at 22/04/2018
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