Sister Madly Wins 2011 How Now Stakes For New Trainer

September 19th, 2011

Five-year-old mare Sister Madly has won her first start for new trainer John Sadler in the Group 3 How Now Stakes at Caulfield last Saturday September 17, 2011.

Sister Madly’s owners, Segenhoe Stud Australia, paid $1 million for the Redoute’s Choice mare at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale earlier this year.

Prior to the sale, the half-sister to Hong Kong sprinter Silent Witness was trained by Anthony Cummings.

“It was terrific. We’ve only just started this relationship with Segenhoe and (manager) Kevin Maloney,” Sadler said.

“He paid a lot of money for her as a broodmare.

“He gave her to us up in Brisbane and asked us through his manager Bill Mitchell to see whether we should go on with her and give her a campaign or whether she should go to stud.

“She’s shown here today we should go on with her and it meant a lot to our stable winning this race.

“I feel that was nearly as good as winning a Group One mares race today and I think she can win a Group One, I hope so anyway.

“She’ll go to the Myer Classic, she ran second in the Flight Stakes behind More Joyous so she can nearly get it (1600m) and she’ll have a crack at it.

“That’s her grand final for the spring and then she’ll go to the Sangster Stakes in the autumn.”

Jockey Damien Oliver is unsure whether she will make the 1,600 metre distance of the Myer Classic.

“She’s always shown a lot of ability but had a lot of problems,” Oliver said.

“John’s got her going beautifully. There’s been no hitches with her and deserved to win.”

“I think if she gets in the right race she’s capable up to 1400 metres, but she’s probably just a bit brilliant to get out to the mile.”

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2011 How Now Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 SISTER MADLY John Sadler Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg $4F
2 7 VALENTINE MISS Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 1L 9 56.5kg $8
3 2 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 3.25L 7 58.5kg $4.60
4 5 STATUS SYMBOL Ken Keys Steven Arnold 6.5L 10 57.5kg $51
5 6 GOON SERPENT David Jolly Nicholas Hall 6.6L 11 57.5kg $51
6 11 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 7.1L 14 55.5kg $18
7 12 MISS OCTOPUSSY Tom Hughes Danny Nikolic 7.5L 8 54kg $7
8 3 DUBLEANNY Mick Price Craig Newitt 7.6L 12 57.5kg $6.50
9 10 SUBLIMITY Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 7.9L 6 56.5kg $61
10 4 DYSPHONIA Peter Snowden James Winks 9.4L 1 57.5kg $31
11 13 MYTHICAL SPIRIT John Smerdon Steven King 9.6L 13 54kg $81
12 15 ANABAA’S LEGACY (NZ) Dean Binaisse Glen Boss 14.6L 4 54kg $15
13 1 AVENUE Peter G Moody Michael Walker 15.85L 2 58.5kg $12
14 9 AIN’TNOFALLENSTAR Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 19.6L 3 56.5kg $20