After storming home to claim three consecutive victories by domineering margins, it is no secret that HARTNELL (by Authorized) is on fire!
Exhibiting an enormous turn of foot, Hartnell had tongues wagging after he destroyed a field of Gr.1 winners by a phenomenal 7.8 lengths in the Gr.2 Chelmsford. Two weeks later Hartnell emulated his previous success with a seemingly effortless 5.8 length victory in the Gr.2 Hill Stakes where he defeated esteemed Gr.1 winners Preferment, Who Shot the Barman, Magic Hurricane and Grand Marshall.
Hartnells latest feat was beating Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup winner Jameka by an easy 3.3 length margin in the Gr.1 Turnbull and now Hartnell is set to face heavy weight Winx in the Gr. 1 Cox Plate this Saturday in what could possibly be the race of the century.
Standing his first season at Mapperley Stud, Complacent (Authorized – Insouciance) defeated Godolphin stable mate Hartnell in the Gr.2 Chelmsford Stakes in 2015. The talented gallopers have been a credit to their sire and their success is no doubt just a taste of what is to come from such a mouth-watering sireline.
Authorized is Montjeu’s Derby-winning son whose career has encompassed seasons in England, Ireland, Australia, France and Chile since 2008. His 27 Stakes winners include Complacent (Gr.1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes. Gr. 2 Chelmsford Stakes), Hartnell (Gr.1 BMW Stakes, Gr. 1 Turnbull Stakes), Ambivalent (Gr.1 Curragh Pretty Polly Stakes), Seal of Approval (Champion European Older Female 2013, Champion older British Female Stayer 2014), and Maygrove (Gr.2 Wellington Cup) just to name a few..