Mill Park Graduates Impress

Mill Park graduates were in good form on Saturday with stakes placings for Royal Rumble, Smart Manoeuvre and Battle Brewing in Adelaide, while Danish Twist took out the $100,000 Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury.

A half-sister by Dane Shadow to triple Group I winner Happy Trails, Danish Twist was bred by Brenton and Liz Parker and retained to race in partnership.

Handled patiently by Kris Lees, she is really starting to hit her straps and won the $400,000 Provincial Championships at Randwick last month before scoring another lucrative win in this 1400 metre contest.

With six wins and six placings from 15 starts and prizemoney topping $546,460, Danish Twist is in top form and Black Type goals will no doubt be on her radar.

Talented Smart Missile filly Smart Manoeuvre was nosed out of victory in the Group III SAJC Sires Produce Stakes, her third placing from just four starts.

Trained by Phillip Stokes, two year-old Smart Manoeuvre was retained to race in partnership by Mill Park and is the first foal of Tale of the Cat (USA) mare Furline.

Battle Brewing (3g Medaglia D’Oro (USA) x Elegant Eagle) and Royal Rumble (3g New Approach (IRE) x Queen’s Kiss) are both racing well for the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas stable and can find stakes races to suit in coming weeks.

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