Horse of the Week: Sir Bacchus

Those that study sectional times will have noticed a few impressive performances on the weekend, but none more so than Waller’s grey swooper. The son of Sebring was stuck in traffic near the back one second and screaming home for a dominant win the next.

His relentless surge to the line gets him the prize of Horse of the Week.

Breeding: Sired by Sebring, from Bacchanal Woman (Sire of Dam, Encosta De Lago)

Type: Three year old grey/chestnut Gelding born 21/09/2012

Features: Sprint & Finishing Surge

Weaknesses: Prefers Galloping Room

Record: 4 wins, 1 second from 7 starts. Total Prize-money of $257,725

Career Wins
•07/5/16 – McGrath Estate Agents at Rosehill over 1200m – Jockey R Hutchings
•23/4/16 – Hyland Race Colours at Rosehill over 1200m – Jockey J R Collett
•26/12/15 – McGrath Estate Agents at Randwick over 1200m – Jockey R Hutchings
•11/12/15 – Tab More Than Just Winning Mdn at Canterbury over 1100m – Jockey R Hutchings

Quick Facts
•Purchased at the 2014 MM National Yearling Sale Select Session for $130,000
•His dam Bacchanal Woman was a Listed level winner at Canberra
•He’s off to the Fred Best Classic at Doomben to try and qualify for the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap
•Not a horse that enjoys tight spots, it will be interesting to see how he handles the big handicaps up north


Story: The Race Guide