Sire: Smart Missile
Foaled: Oct 01, 2020
Trainer: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Sire: SMART MISSILE
SMART MISSILE was unbeaten as a 2YO winning the Breeders Plate and the Grp 2 Todman Stakes. Sire of 22 stakes winners so far. That’s as many as Not A Single Doubt, Written Tycoon and Hinchinbrook at the same stage of their careers. His progeny includes Group 1 winner, MAID OF HEAVEN. Other notable stakes winners are Smart Melody, Ready to Prophet and Ballistic Boy. He entered stud in Aust. in 2012. Sire of 410 winners, earnings of over $55 million. SMART MISSILE stands at Twin Hills Stud for $16,500.
This colt is bred on a similar cross as Group 1 winners DARCI BRAHMA, ZIPPING, FASTNET ROCK and ZOUSTAR. His breeding is at the highest rating at 20/20.
The Dam, MEGEVE is by champion sire and Broodmare sire Commands, who has produced, as a broodmare sire, Group 1 winners GOT THE GREENLIGHT, CAPTIVANT & POLITENESS. He is the broodmare sire of earnings of more than $93 million. MEGEVE was unraced and this is her 3rd foal. MEGEVE is a direct descendent to 30 Stakes winners & performers including Group 1 winners FREEMASON, MENTAL & BEADED.
MEGEVE has strong bloodlines on both sides where she has double cross of champion sires and broodmare sire, DANEHILL.
Trainers: CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
Ciaron Maher took his first tentative steps in racing as a teenager, working with a trainer after school each day.
He was an apprentice jockey with Peter Hayes in Adelaide and Melbourne before becoming an accomplished jumps jockey. Notably, he completed in the Australia versus Ireland jockey challenges and riding in England, Ireland and Dubai.
In 2005 he established himself as a trainer in Warrnambool, home of jumps racing. His first winner was Spectacular Storm in a hurdle race at Terang, followed up smartly by another win at Sandown. The stage was set for a successful career not only in jumps racing, but also on the flat as the stable grew.
Ciaron Maher has since moved to Caulfield, where he has expansive stables on the course. He has retained facilities in Warrnambool, which suit horses in need of a country setting, and has secured new premises at Randwick. At his property in Pakenham, on the edge of Melbourne’s suburbs, he has agistment and pre-training facilities.
A young trainer with an eye for picking winning prospects at yearling sales, he has built a stable of loyal owners as well as successful horses. He welcomes first-time owners as well as experienced racing hands.
He is regarded as hard-working, thoughtful and, above all, patient. His promise is that every horse will be given every chance to develop its full potential.
Ciaron Maher discovered the thrill of Group 1 success in 2007 with TEARS I CRY winning the VRC Emirates stakes at Flemington.
Black type races have flowed since then, SRIKANDI winning the Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 1 Sky Racing Tatts Club Tiara, SET SQUARE winning the Group 1 Crown Oaks. The following year, JAMEKA won the Group 1 Crown Oaks including the Group 1 BMW Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Cup not forgetting LOVING GABY (by I Am Invincible) winning the Group 1 William Reid Stakes in 2020.
NOMINATIONS AND BONUS SCHEMES
Paid up for the lucrative BOBS Silver bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire.