Charge Forward

Charge Forward
Charge Forward

Charge Forward


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The category of proven Group 1 sires offering a complete outcross for Danehill and strong sale results, yet standing in Australian at less than $12,000 is not very crowded.

Breeders wanting to tick all those boxes will soon arrive at Charge Forward, the best 2YO colt of a stellar generation, a Group 1 Galaxy winner at three and now a quality source of precocity, speed and class.


The category of proven Group 1 sires offering a complete outcross for Danehill and strong sale results, yet standing in Australian at less than $12,000 is not very crowded.
Breeders wanting to tick all those boxes will soon arrive at Charge Forward, the best 2YO colt of a stellar generation, a Group 1 Galaxy winner at three and now a quality source of precocity, speed and class.

Two-thirds of Charge Forward’s stakes performers have earned black type at two, including last season’s juveniles, Saul’s Special, a winner and twice Group-placed in Perth and Group-placed Melbourne winner Ariaz. This duo, debut winner Enterprise Mount and two-time Singapore 2YO winner Macarthur are all out of mares by Danehill sons, a group responsible for 30 per cent of Charge Forward’s named foals, but 55 per cent of his stakes performers, including Champion 2YO Filly Headway, Group winners Direct Charge, London Lolly & Cavalry Rose.

The stakes-winning full brothers Road Trippin’ & Crack A Roadie and recent city winners Stylemaker (Melbourne), Diego Kosta (Hong Kong) & Good News (Singapore) are all bred on the same cross.

And, like Charge Forward himself, plenty of his progeny train on – for example, Response, a dual Group 1 winner at four (and subsequently sold as a broodmare for $1.5 million) & Slightly Sweet, twice a Group 3 winner at three, as well as 3YO Group winners Shrapnel, Solar Charged and Sabrage.

All of which explains why Charge Forward’s yearlings continue to find an appreciative market, especially at Magic Millions Book 1 where seven of 8 lots sold in 2016, averaging almost $143,000. However, his top price this year was paid at Inglis Melbourne where the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s bid of $210,000 secured Glentree’s colt out of Emanday (by Redoute’s Choice). In all, ten of Charge Forward’s 27 yearlings sold in 2016 made $100,000 or more – and nine of them were out of mares by Flying Spur, Redoute’s Choice or Commands.

Charge Forward’s progeny sell consistently well to shrewd buyers familiar with his excellent statistics – compiled without the advantage of large foal crops – and his effectiveness as a foil for Danehill.

In 2016 his yearlings averaged almost $98,000 across all sales with seven of them fetching $150,000 or more. Not surprisingly, nine of his 10 top prices were paid for yearlings out of mares by Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur or Commands.

Purchasers include Gai Waterhouse, Astute Bloodstock, Richard Jolly, Stuart Kendrick, Moody Racing & First Light Racing (all repeat buyers of Charge Forward’s progeny), as well as Bjorn Baker, Matthew Smith, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Bahen Bloodstock, Aquis Farm, Proven Thoroughbreds and South African trainer Mike Azzie.

Race record


At 2:

STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Dane Shadow and Samboy), AJC Breeders’ P., L (1000m beating Wenceslas Square and Dance Hero), 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1 (1200m to Dance Hero and beating Alinghi), 3d AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3 (1100m to Crimson Reign and Segments)

At 3:

AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1 (1100m beating Spark of Life and Red Oog), San Domenico S., Gr.2 (1000m beating Fastnet Rock and Dance Hero), 2d NSW Tatt’s RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3 (1200m to Fastnet Rock and beating Star Cat), 3d AJC Challenge S., Gr.2 (1000m in track record time to Impaler and Snippetson)


1st Dam

SYDNEY’S DREAM, by Bletchingly. 5 wins -3 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, R223,040, Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Futurity, Gr.1 , Greyville Poinsettia S., L , 3d Newmarket Henry Eatwell Memorial H., Gr.3 . Half-sister to MARSKIN (dam of DONNA NATALIA ), SETTLERS COVE (dam of KIDMAN’S COVE ), Lord Dane, Apparel (dam of GEORGETTE SILK ).
Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners , inc:-
CHARGE FORWARD (c by Red Ransom (USA)) 4 wins . See below.
Sydney’s Joy (f by Royal Academy (USA)) 4 wins to 1400m, Kenilworth Divine Force H., 3d Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.3 . Dam of 4 winners
Australian Jolly. 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m, R198,588 in South Africa.
Benevolence. Winner at 2200m in South Africa.
Tiger’s Joy. Winner at 2 in South Africa.
Aussie Rulz. Winner at 1400m in Mauritius.
Watsons Bay (g by Royal Academy (USA)) 14 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$135,720, WATC Corporate Gun H., 2d MVRC Fisher & Paykel H., WATC Max Viskovich H., 3d WATC John Webster’s 100th Birthday H.Sydney’s Quest (f by Quest for Fame (GB)) 2 wins -1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, MRC Cardinia 2YO H., 3d MRC Whisked H. Dam of 8 winners
Dubai to Sydney (g Dubai Destination) Winner at 2, A$141,685, AJC Hyland Race Colours 2YO H., 2d AJC Breeders’ P., L , Not Your Average Joe H., STC Bacardi Breezer H., 3d STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2 , AJC Skyline S., Gr.3 , BRC Knauf H., 4th STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2 . Sydney’s Destiny. 4 wins to 1400m, MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 2d MRC The Cove Hotel H. Sydney’s Shot. Winner at 1200m, 3d BOP RC Variety Children’s Charity H. Sydney’s Ransom (f Red Ransom) Winner at 1400m, 3d STC IRSA Daily Living Show 2YO H. Dam of 2 winners – 
Fashion Wear. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in South Africa.
Dam of-Rain Wear. 5 wins from 1400m to 1700m, R367,000, to 2023-24, Greyville Soccer App H., Box Seat Podcast H. Metro Missile. 2 wins at 1150m, 1300m.
Star Lady. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m. Producer. Shanspur. 2 wins -1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m in NZ. Epinician. Winner at 1300m. Kremlin (g by Red Ransom (USA)) 2 wins at 1200m, 3d STC Edie’s Freeway 2YO H. The King’s Cross (c by Redoute’s Choice) Winner at 1200m, 2d MVRC Sportingbet William Hill H. Sire. Sydney Harbour (g by Fastnet Rock) 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m. Dreamt (c by Redoute’s Choice) Placed. Brothers Dream (f by Redoute’s Choice) Placed at 3. Dam of 4 winners
Ahndras. 3 wins from 1350m to 1650m, A$105,425, BRC Remembrance of E&W Morgan H., SCTC Coastline BMW X4 3YO P., BRC Join Our Stable H., 2d BRC DHL Express P. Lady Concord. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, 3d MVRC K Line Australia H., Simpson Construction H. Producer. Wingstack. Winner at 1200m, 3d MRC Swettenham Stud Sprint 2YO H.
Dam of-
Olympic Gaze. 6 wins from 1350m to 2400m, A$367,420, to 2023-24, ATC Goffs Orby Sale H., Ranvet H., 2d Newcastle JC The Beauford, ATC Agency Real Estate H., 3d ATC Cerrone H., Calyx First Yearlings H. Cross Creek. Winner at 1350m.
Chandelier (f by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)) Placed. Dam of 2 winners
Farolitos (g Medaglia d’Oro) 5 wins -1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$286,240, ATC Can Assist Charity Racing2win H., Shoot Out Mile H., NSW Tatt’s RC LUCRF Jockeys Trust H., 2d ATC Carbine Club S., Gr.3 , Hawkesbury RC Evergreen Turf Claret 2YO S., ATC TAB More Than Winning H., 3d ATC TAB Rewards H., Myer Spring Fashion H., Pro-Ride H., TAB Place Multi H.
Sculptures. 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$177,715, 2d ATC Wests Tigers Onthebus H., 3d ATC Schweppes Evening Star H. Angel of the South (f by Agnes World (USA)) Unraced. Dam of 4 winners
Redangelo (g Testa Rossa) 3 wins -1 at 2-to 1300m, A$102,380, VRC Summer Heroes Raceday 2YO P., 2d SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3 , 3d MRC Thomas North 2YO P. 
Wallinger – Vellfire (Sing.). 7 wins -2 at 2-to 1300m, A$78,560, 58,912Rgt., S$191,616 in Aust., Malaysia and Singapore, VRC Hula Chief 2YO H., SAJC Con Yamas Distinctive Homes 2YO H., 2d MRC Jim Conway 2YO H.
Winning Vibe. Winner at 1400m, HKJC Lau Fau Shan H., 2d HKJC Butterfly H., Sportsmanship H. Riviera Red (g Red Ransom) 2 wins at 1100m, 2d VRC Flemington 1840-2014 H.

RESPONSE (06f, Match Winner, King Hadrian). 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$836,575, 1st SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, VRC Matron S., Gr.3, 2nd VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, VRC Let’s Elope S., Gr.2, MRC WW Cockram S., Gr.3, MVRC W&P Truck Sales Premium P., 3rd VRC Seppelt Salinger S., Gr.2, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1

HEADWAY (06f, Flying Spur, Brigand). 4 wins from 1100m to 1200m, A$1,171,138, 1st VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, AJC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, MRC Chairman’s S., L, MRC Glenfern 2YO P., 2nd STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, MRC Quezette S., L, 4th MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3

SHRAPNEL (07c, Snippets, Southern Appeal). 3 wins at 1200m, A$293,935, 1st SAJC Yallambee Classic, Gr.2, SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3, MVRC TEAC Audio Visual Spectacular P., 3rd VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L

SLIGHTLY SWEET (11f, Dubai Destination, Diesis). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$502,585, 1st Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, Gr.3, ATC James HB Carr S., Gr.3, ATC Winter S., L, ATC Cellarbrations H., 3rd ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, ATC Surround S., Gr.2, ATC Winter Challenge H., L, ATC Civic S., L, 4th MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3

SOLAR CHARGED (07f, Danehill, Sir Dapper). 3 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$378,500, 1st MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, AJC Jim Beam 2YO H., 2nd AJC San Domenico S., Gr.3, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, 3rd STC Reisling S., Gr.2, ATC Challenge S., Gr.2, MRC Rubiton S., Gr.3

LONDON LOLLY (11f, Lion Hunter, Vice Regal). 2 wins at 1200m, A$186,335, 1st SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3, MVRC St Albans S., L, 2nd MVRC Quest Moonee Valley 2YO P., 3rd MVRC William Crockett S., L, 4th MRC Quezette S., Gr.3, MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L

SABRAGE (08g, Maroof, Persian Bold). 2 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$412,685, 1st MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, MRC Swettenham Stud 2YO H., 2nd SAJC South Australian Derby, Gr.1, 3rd VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, 4th MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, VRC Henry Bucks S., L

SAN FERMIN (14f, Redoute’s Choice, Last Tycoon). 5 wins from 1160m to 1400m, A$51,284, 1st Turffontein Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3, Turffontein Save the Date 4 May H., Vaal TC H., Vaal TC Tab Telebet Assessment P., 2nd Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3, 3rd Turffontein Swallow S., L

CAVALRY ROSE (09f, Danske, Straussbrook). 3 wins at 1200m, A$437,750, 1st MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, ATC Inglis 2YO Classic, ATC 2YO H., 2nd ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, 4th MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., L, ATC Reginald Allen H., L DIRECT CHARGE (10c, Redoute’s Choice, Alydar). Winner at 1000m, A$129,250, 1st VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, 3rd ATC Inglis 2YO Classic (R), L, 4th MVRC Inglis Banner 2YO S. (R), L