Two Smart Winners for Dylan
Promising young sire Dylan Thomas posted a winning double on Friday with stylish victories for What’s in a Name(3g Dylan Thomas x Concluding, by Kenny's Best Pal) and Landale (3g Dylan Thomas x Barcelona, by Desert Sun) at Morphettville and Bendigo. The Jim Smith trained What’s in a Name kicked off his career with a length and a quarter win in the 1050 metre maiden as a well backed favourite. What’s in a Name was passed in at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and retained to race and is a half-brother by Dylan Thomas to Group III winner Moment in Time and Group III placed Condelago being the fifth winner from good producer Concluding. Also saluting on Friday was the Robert Hickmott trained Landale, who resumed from a lengthy spell to score a short neck win over 1600 metres at his third race start. The three year-old was a short priced favourite and Nick Williams later tweeted that Landale was “a very promising gelding with much better wins in store”. Bred by Morning Rise Stud, Landale was purchased by James Bester Bloodstock on behalf of Team Williams for $150,000 from the Newgate Farm draft at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and is the third foal and first winner for Group III winning Desert Sun (GB) mare Barcelona (NZ).