Lindermann wins the Gr.3 Sky High Stakes at Rosehill

Coolmore Raised Lindermann Wins G3 Sky High

Foaled and raised at Coolmore for Woppitt Bloodstock, Lindermann (4g Lonhro x Self Esteem, by Stratum) won the Group I ATC Rosehill Guineas last year as a colt, but looks to have more wins in store this season as a gelding and made a procession out of the Group III ATC Sky High Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

The Chris Waller trained Lindermann looked back on track when a last start third behind the stars Think It Over and Fangirl in the Group I ATC Verry Elleegant Stakes and backed up from that effort to score a four length win with James McDonald in the saddle.

With his second stakes win, Lindermann advances his record to four wins, four seconds, and a third from 19 starts with earnings topping $1million.

“The writing has been on the wall. His two lead-up runs have been in the best company, and no disrespect to the horses today, but it was a step-down and he’s beaten them convincingly,” Waller said.

“If he had just won by a neck, I would have thought, ‘well, it’s not quite what we wanted’ but I think he’s come back really well.

“It could be (the G1 Ranvet) in seven days, or else the Doncaster (G1) in three weeks.

“We’re pretty well represented in the Ranvet, and I’ve got to respect what the owners want, of course, the Kepitis family, so I’ll chat with them and see what they want to do.

“But either way, he’s going to be hard to beat wherever he goes.”

Foaled, raised and educated at Coolmore, the near-black son of Lonhro is the best of two winners from three to race for the talented Stratum mare Self Esteem.

A winner at Rosehill and Warwick Farm, Self Esteem was runner-up in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet and was also fourth in the Group I ATC Vinery Stud Stakes.

A great-granddaughter of Stratheden Stud’s influential Sommes Sound (USA) from the family of Group I winners Assertive Lad, Assertive Lass and Reset, Self Esteem was covered by Lonnro’s champion son Pierro at Coolmore last spring.