Debut Win for Pipeline

The juvenile maiden for colts at Wyong on Tuesday was won by exciting two year-old Pipeline, who holds an entry for the Group I ATC Golden Rose in September.

A $575,000 Magic Millions purchase for Stallion Racing / Jadeskye Racing from the draft of renowned South Australian nursery Mill Park, Pipeline is prepared by Gerald Ryan.

Well educated with three trials under his belt, Pipeline was surprisingly easy in the market starting at $11, but delivered a very likable performance.

Despite covering ground in the run from a wide gate under Tim Clark, Pipeline was super strong to the line and scored a short head win in the 1100 metre maiden.

His trainer was surprised the colt had been overlooked by punters.

“We thought he could win, although I did wonder if the 1100 here might be a bit short for him,” Ryan said.

“He was caught wide, but was too good.”

Bred by Mill Park and Mills Thoroughbred Breeding, Pipeline is the second foal and second winner for Group II AJC Villiers Stakes winner Dances on Waves, who was also trained by Ryan.

Mill Park sold the current yearling from Dances on Waves, a colt by Street Cry (IRE) for $725,000 at Magic Millions this year to China Horse Club / Winstar Farm.

A royally bred half-sister by Anabaa (USA) to the dam of four-time Group I winner Preferment, Dances on Waves has a weanling colt by Snitzel and will foal to him again this spring.