I love that old adage “no racing man ever committed suicide with an unraced 2yo in his barn”. It seems to take longer every year to see the new 2yo’s make their presence felt. But finally we are having fun. After last week I have no doubt that anyone that has a share in Wylie Hall or one of his youngsters has suicide very far from their thoughts. It’s looking pretty darn good for this son of Redoute’s Choice and his fans.
His family are on fire overseas (they added two Gr1 wins in the past week) and back home with only 7 runners to his credit Wylie Hall is off to a VERY good start indeed; 3 winners of 4 races (and counting), two of them won on debut and Twilight Moon has now won two stakes races. The Paul Matchett trained colt won the Gr3 Protea Stakes (VERY EASILY) on Saturday, just two days after Ashley Fortune provided Wylie Hall with his 3rd winner De La Cruz.
Wylie Hall was the first of this powerful new pack of Freshman Sires to get off the mark with the first winner of the juvenile season. He is also the first of these new Freshman Sires to get a stakes winner and now he is the first of that bunch to have two stakes wins to his credit; in fact he leads the 2yo Sire Log by number of stakes races won and AEPR, not just the Freshman Sire log BUT the entire Sire of 2yo’s log!! see below: