Black-Type for Eight Schillings 19/03/12
Coutesy of NZB News
Kilgravin graduate claimed another stakes races at the feature meeting at Trentham on Saturday with Eight Schillings (NZ) winning his first race at stakes level.
The inform sprinter Eight Schillings (O'Reilly x Landon) brought up a stakes winning double for trainer Stephen McKee in the $50,000 Listed Sakhee's Secret Melbourne Racing Club Lightning Handicap.
Coming into the race off back-to-back victories, Eight Schillings and jockey Sam Spratt were too strong for the field as they led all the way down the long Trentham straight, heading a New Zealand Bloodstock trifecta by half-a-length with Keep The Conflict (Keeper) and Galaxy Star (Falkirk) filling the minor placings.
Eight Schillings is the 55th stakes winner for champion sire O'Reilly who is having a big season courtesy of his immensely talented Group 1 New Zealand Derby winning daughter Silent Achiever.
Bred by Edwin & Lynis Aroa, Eight Schillings was purchased by David Archer from Brighthill Farm at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2009 Karaka Premier Sale for $90,000. He has now won seven of his 18 starts for just shy of $140,000 in stakes.
Owners David, Natalie and Simon Archer and Diane Wright are having a highly successful season on the turf as they also race the sprinting sensation (King) Mufhasa.