STRATUM COLT WINS SIRES PRODUCE

The James
Harron Bloodstock team were in celebration mode at Doomben on Saturday when
stunning looking Stratum colt Attention scored his second stakes victory when
saluting in the Group II BRC Sires Produce Stakes.

Trained by
Peter and Paul Snowden, Attention won the Group III ATC TL Baillieu Handicap
back in March and showed his class again when winning the 1350 metre contest by
a neck.

Winning
rider Blake Shinn was impressed with Attention.

“His got a
great mannerism about him,” Shinn said. “He takes everything in his stride and
that gives me great confidence going to the 1600m.”

The mile
Shinn refers to is the $600,000 Group I JJ Atkins (1600m) to be run at Eagle
Farm in a fortnight.

“I love my
horses’ determination,” Shinn said. “He’s got that will to win and that will
only give him confidence going forward.”

The Snowden
camp could have two colts in the James Harron Bloodstock colours representing
the Golden Slipper winning stable with Attention likely to be joined by Sebring
colt Acatour, which finished an unlucky third over 1400m at Randwick earlier in
the day.

“Attention
is heading the right way,” Paul Snowden said. “He’s thriving up here in the
warmer weather and today’s effort has really franked that.

“The option
is there for Acatour to come up as well. Obviously we’ll talk it over with the
owners but he’ll probably come up for it.”

A $620,000
Inglis Easter purchase for James Harron Bloodstock from the Highgrove Stud
draft, Attention was the most expensive yearling by his sire sold in 2015 and
is in fact his most expensive yearling ever.

Attention
has two wins and two seconds from six starts with prizemoney topping $300,000
and is a full brother to Group II placed filly Flamboyant Lass.

He is the
second winner for Flamboyance, a half-sister by Snowland to Group III winner
Pasikatera, the dam of stakes-winner Planet Voyage.

Further
back it’s the family of dual Group I winner Tempest Morn and this season’s
Group II winning juvenile Good Standing and Group III winning filly Tempt Me
Not.

Flamboyance
has a weanling filly to follow by Stratum.

Picture: Full sister to Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes Winner ‘Attention’

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