Well-related colt returns in fine fashion

Well-related colt returns in fine fashion11 May 2021

Expensive Cambridge Stud graduate Cadenabbia returned from a break in style with a strong performance this afternoon at Warwick Farm.

The talented son of Redoute’s Choice hadn’t raced since February, but a recent trial success at Randwick was a sign of things to come and he duly saluted first-up over 1300 metres.

Trained by Annabel Neasham, Cadenabbia was travelling sweetly in behind the pace at the top of the straight for rider Tommy Berry and rounded off strongly in the closing 200 metres for the second win of his five-start career.

He was offered by Cambridge Stud and purchased for $800,000 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale with Aquis Farm and James Bester signing the ticket.

Cadenabbia is the first foal of Griante, who is out of a half-sister to the G1 WATC Derby winner Grand Journey, and she won five races including the G1 Galaxy Handicap and twice at Group 3 level and also placed in the G1 William Reid Stakes.

Griante was trained by David Brideoake, who shared in the ownership with a group that included Brendan and Jo Lindsay and the trio bred Cadenabbia.

The mare’s daughter by Pierro sold to Spendthrift for AU$550,000 at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and she has a Dundeel colt and is in foal to The Autumn Sun.