Smart Missile's I'll Have A Bit Wins Gr2 Euclase Stakes

08 May 18

As the favoured runners Nature Strip, Viridine and She's So High were staging a stirring battle down the Morphettville straight in Saturday's Group 2 UBET Euclase Stakes they forgot to look over their shoulders to see storming home down the outside was I'll Have a Bit who bloused them all.

No doubt the biggest cheer came from Twin Hills Stud boss Olly Tait where I'll Have a Bit's very good sire Smart Missile will be standing in 2018, after standing his first six seasons at Arrowfield Stud.

Smart Missile

Securing Smart Missile this season was a coup since Smart Missile was Australia’s Leading First Crop Sire and Top Second Crop Sire by Winners and Wins and is Leading Third Crop Sire by Winners and Wins this season.

I’ll Have A Bit settled back in last place under jockey Chris Parnham, I'll Have A bit made her run down the centre of the track, coming with a barnstorming finish to defeat She's So High (I Am Invincible) by a neck with Viridine (Poet's Voice) a nose back in third.

She has taken her record to 2 wins, 2 seconds and a third from 13 starts with earnings of $531,435.

It was a timely win for Parnham who will be moving from Perth to Melbourne in the near future.

"It's good to get the opportunity today" Parnham said.

"When she let down she gave me a great feeling and it was an awesome win."

The daughter of Smart Missile was a $48,000 purchase.

Smart Missile stands at a fee of $13,200 this spring.

By the time a stallion's oldest progeny have turned four and we get toward the backend of that season, judgement can be made on whether a sire can be seen as a success or otherwise.

The fortunes of any sire fluctuate from season to season, so there is always a degree of ebb and flow as stallions that start well come back to the pack, while others whose stock needed time, come into their full potential.

Smart Missile was the division leader at the end of season one and continue to be really good sources of winners and wins when topping this sector in season two and now in season three, Smart Missile is leading his peers again on the score of winners and wins.

Smart Missile with 53.4% winners to runners has to date had 133 Winners and 56 Placegetters including 5 stakes-winners, 15 stakes-placegetters. This season he has sired 83 winners.

In the past 7 days in addition to I’ll Have A Bit winning the Gr2 he had his 2yo daughter Clockwise run 3rd in the 2yo Dalrello Stakes LR at Doomben and Play That Song ran 4th in the Gold Coast Bracelet LR and Smart Amelia ran 5th in the Silk Stocking LR.

Dynamic Syndications purchased 2 fantastic colts by Smart Missile in 2018 and both will be trained by Gai & Adrian.



Both colts are magnificent looking types that have broken-in and give us every indication that they will be at the 2yo races.

Give Adam Watt a call on 02 9540 1511 or 0409 464 378 and have a chat about these super colts.

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