Hazey Hill (Churchill) Bendigoo750

Juvenile Quinella for Churchill

Just a week after siring juvenile stakes-winner Imperialist (2c Churchill x Dancing Hare, by Fastnet Rock), Churchill struck again with his two year-olds siring the quinella at Bendigo on Saturday with the Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman trained Hazey Hill (2g Churchill x Silver Haze, by Pivotal) opening his account.

Third at his previous start at Sandown, Hazey Hill enjoyed a step up to 1600m to score a long neck win at his third start beating Winston (2g Churchill x Sonoma, by Exceed and Excel) in a thrilling finish.

Bred by Rosemont Stud, who remain in the ownership, Hazey Hill runs for a big group of owners headed by Wylie Dalziel Roy Higgins Racing.

He is the fifth winner from Silver Haze (GB), an unraced half-sister to quality stayer Seville (IRE), who was second in the Irish Derby and then came to Australia and won the Group I ATC The Metropolitan.

Churchill has sired four Australasian stakes-winners plus another three stakes placed horses this season headed by his Group I winner Attrition and returns at a fee of $19,800.