St Darci Impressive Fresh Up

Hot off the back of a massive month for the Pencarrow Stud bred Darci Brahma, St Darci kept the ball rolling when he shot away to win impressively at the Sunshine Coast on December 2.

After a 31-week let up, and without the benefit of a trial, St Darci (ex Love Connection) showed he has a promising season ahead of him when he shot clear to make it career win number two by three-and-a-half lengths in the hands of leading Brisbane jockey Ric McMahon.

Trained by John, Daniel & Christopher Meagher, St Darci was a $100,000 purchase from Pencarrow Stud to the bid of Johnston Associates at the 2010 Premier Yearling Sale.

After doing his early racing in New Zealand as a two-year-old, his talent was quickly identified in Australia when he ran first up in the Group 2 Champagne Classic. At his second start and with a drop back in class he easily accounted for a handy field at Doomben over 1350m.

Bred by Peter and Philip Vela and raced by Nigel Nausbaum, St Darci is out of the Sunday Silence mare Love Connection, who boasts a rich international family. Already the dam of Group 1 Avondale Cup runner up Stanica (Zabeel), she had a Fastnet Rock filly make $180,000 to the bid of Mark Kavanagh in this year’s Premier Yearling Sale.

She currently has a colt at foot by the exciting young Sire and Golden Slipper winner Sebring who will be aimed at the 2014 National Yearling Sales.

She has been back to visit the in-form Darci Brahma this spring who continues his red hot form into the summer months. He sired a staggering 25 individual winners over November including the Group 2 Coupland Bakeries Mile winner Nashville and Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup winner Darci Be Good.