2017 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results: Sircconi Wins in a Photo

March 11, 2017

2017 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results: Sircconi Wins in a Photo

Peter Morgan’s progressive colt Sircconi broke his maiden status on ‘Super Saturday’ in his first Flemington run saluting in an all-the-way effort in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2017.


2017 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Sircconi could be Sydney bound during The Championships in April. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Consistent hoop Linda Meech gave the up-and-coming Nicconi two-year-old an on-pace ride in this year’s $200,000 Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and had the horse underneath her to hold right on the line.

Coming off a first-up second to the hot favourite in the VRC Sires’ Eshtiraak, Sircconi and Meech took benefit after that horse missed the kick in the Group 2 and was forced right back early.

Best out of the barriers, Sircconi took up front running from the Tony McEvoy-trained Aspect who came out of a ninth in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes a fortnight ago.

By the home turn jockey Damien Oliver had moved up into fifth on the well-supported favourite Eshtiraak, but the horse had lost too much ground earlier and was never catching the two front runners.

Sircconi was tackled by Aspect up on the outside and charged right on the line, but the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes result went the way of the leader on the inside in a photo finish.

Lindsay Park’s Moshe colt Feng Chu rounded out the trifecta after running third throughout in a nice rails-run.

“He’s got no turn of foot…but he can sustain a high cruising speed for a long time,” winning hoop Meech said of Sircconi after the victory.

“And he’s got the best attitude.

“He’s like an eight-year-old in the head. He’s a beauty.

“I’m so excited about him in the Spring Carnival. A 2000m, three-years-old race is right up his alley.”

Whittlesea-based trainer Morgan agreed that Sircconi was shaping up as a definite 2000m horse.

With nothing going wrong with the galloper to date, he also confirmed plans to likely head to Sydney with Sircconi next race with the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ a nice option.

“I think he’s a 2000m horse,” Morgan said.

“He’s a good little doer but I was a bit worried today coming in that he was a little bit underdone.

“He’s never had anything wrong with him and he’s still a colt.

“So we may press onto Sydney.”

Get behind this autumn’s VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Sircconi next race at the right price and check futures odds on Sydney’s Inglis Sires’ 2017 at Ladbrokes.com.au now.

2017 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Flemington Race 4 – 11/03/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 8 SIRCCONI Peter Morgan Ms Linda Meech 5 56.5kg $11
2 1 ASPECT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0.1L 8 56.5kg $7
3 6 FENG CHU David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 1.35L 3 56.5kg $19
4 7 TOGA PICTA John O’Shea Ben Melham 1.45L 6 56.5kg $8.50
5 4 ACE HIGH David Payne Damian Lane 2.7L 2 56.5kg $26
6 3 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 2.9L 1 56.5kg $2.45F
7 2 COLESBERG David Payne Hugh Bowman 4.15L 4 56.5kg $9.50
8 9 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 6.9L 7 56.5kg $18
9 5 GROUNDBREAK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7.2L 9 56.5kg $10
10 10 YUE FEI David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8.7L 10 56.5kg $41
11 UNDOUBTABLE MISS Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 0

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