Newgate’s young gun Russian Revolution is on the board with his first winner after the Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly Russian Conquest scored a stylish debut victory in the $130,000 Max Lees Classic (900m) at Newcastle on Saturday.
A close up fourth in her only previous trial, Russian Conquest was strong to the line for Tommy Berry and scored a half-length win over the favourite Uncorked
“It was good to see, she was one of Paul’s first purchases at the sales so he’ll be puffing his chest out now,” said Peter Snowden.
“She was a bit light when she first came in, but has improved rapidly and has a tremendous temperament and she walked around the yard like she’d been hear a hundred times before.
“She raced very professionally, three deep with no cover and travelled all the way.”
A $425,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newgate draft for Snowden Racing, Russian Conquest runs for a syndicate that includes Newgate in whose colours she runs.
She was the equal highest priced yearling from the first crop of Russian Revolution and is a half-sister to US Group II place-getter Bourbon War being the third winner from three foals to race for her dam My Conquestadory (USA), but is her first winner in Australia.
A Group I winner of the Keeneland Alcibiades Stakes at two and fourth in the Group I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Artie Schiller mare My Conquestadory was purchased by Newgate Farm and SF Bloodstock for $US1.5million at the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
After coming to Australia, My Conquestadory missed to Capitalist in her first season before producing Russian Conquest, then slipped the following year before producing a filly this spring by champion sire Snitzel.
She has since been covered by Exceed and Excel.
Russian Conquest looks a lovely filly to kick start the stud career of Snitzel’s dual Group I winning sprinter Russian Revolution., who was also trained by Peter and Paul Snowden.
Super popular with breeders, Russian Revolution has covered over 600 mares in his first three seasons at stud and stands at a fee of $44,000 this spring.