The Thick Of It


Sire: Hard Spun

Dam: Chelseas Best

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Nov 18th, 2014

Country: Australia

Silks: Royal Blue And Gold Hoops, White And Red Seams Sleeves, Black Cap


Owners

Doug Bye, Sue Cairns, Ross Clark, Ian Greville, Mike Hirst


Pedigree

 

 THE THICK OF IT (AUS)

 

Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2014

SireDanzigNorthern DancerNearctic
HARD SPUN (USA) Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage
2004Turkish TrystTurkomanAlydar
  DarbyvailRoberto
DamKing's BestKingmamboMr. Prospector
CHELSEAS BEST (AUS) AllegrettaLombard
2002Fairy BrideFerdinandNijinsky
  HandsewnSir Ivor

HARD SPUN (USA) (Bay 2004-Stud 2008). 7 wins-3 at 2, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1. Sire of 1062 rnrs, 746 wnrs, 66 SW, inc. Questing (Saratoga Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1), Le Romain, Hard Not to Like, Hard Aces, Ertijaal, Wicked Strong, Smooth Roller, Hardest Core, Zo Impressive, Promising Run, Gatting, Big John B, Rocketry, Moviesta, Fursa, Tarquin, San Nicasio, Red Duke, Text'n Hurley, Pleasuring, Timeline, Island Town, Maftool, etc.

 

1st dam

CHELSEAS BEST, by King's Best. Unplaced. Half-sister to Desert Bride (dam of BLUE TOSCA), Special Dream (dam of AUTHORITARIAN). Dam of seven named foals, all raced, three winners, inc:-

None Better (g. by Danzero). 4 wins to 1400m, A$81,985, to 2018-19 in Aust.

The Thick of It (g. by Hard Spun). Winner. See below.

Miss Lamps (f. by Artie Schiller). Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Ninth Avenue (f. by Street Boss). Placed at 3 in 2018-19 in Aust.

Good Better Best (g. by Good Journey). Placed in Aust.

 

2nd dam

FAIRY BRIDE, by Ferdinand. 4 wins to 1200m in Brazil. Sister to Stitched (dam of SALSA INGLESA), Faith in Dreams (dam of DREAMSCAPE), half-sister to FESTIVAL HALL, HYMN, Seam (dam of DRAGONET). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Accord. Winner at 1600m, MVRC SKM Recycling P.

Desert Bride. Winner at 1550m, STC West Harbour RU Football Club H. Dam of-

BLUE TOSCA (Canny Lad). 10 wins from 1100m to 1600m, 874,993Rgt. in Malaysia, Penang Sprint Trophy, L, Perak TC Sultan Gold Vase, L, Penang TC Lorenzo Jewellery Trophy, Selangor TC Dato Lee Kok Chee Memorial Trophy, Dato' Ronald Khoo Teng Swee Memorial Trophy, Tunku Gold Cup Trial, 2d Perak TC Class 1 H.

Special Dream. Unplaced. Dam of-

AUTHORITARIAN (Authorized). 5 wins from 2050m to 2800m, A$299,985, VRC St Leger, L, Moe Cup, MVRC Membership on Sale Now H.

 

3rd dam

HANDSEWN, by Sir Ivor. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to KING PELLINORE, THATCH, LISADELL (dam of FATHERLAND, GOLDEN DOME, YEATS), ESPADRILLE, Dusty Boots, Marinsky, Stratford, Special (dam of NUMBER, NUREYEV, BOUND). Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

HYMN (Fairy King). 3 wins from 1m to 9f, Hawthorne Derby, Gr.3, Ascot De Boer Triumvirate S., Sandown Credit Suisse First Boston S., 2d Arlington Park American Derby, Gr.2, Newmarket Hastings S., 4th Arlington Park Secretariat S., Gr.1. Sire.

FESTIVAL HALL (Sadler's Wells). Winner at 2, Curragh Beresford S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh National S., Gr.1. Sire.

Stitched. 2 wins in Argentina. Dam of-

SALSA INGLESA (Roy). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Argentina, La Plata Clasico Manuel F y Emilio Gnecco, Gr.3, San Isidro Handicap Sir Berkeley, 2d Palermo Clasico Miguel Angel y Tomas Juarez Celman, Gr.2, Clasico Republica Oriental del Uruguay, Gr.3, 3d La Plata Clasico Luis Monteverde, L, 4th La Plata Clasico Marcos Levalle, Gr.2, Clasico Manuel F y Emilio Gnecco, Gr.3. Dam of-

SOLO UN MOMENTO (Orpen). 5 wins from 1800m to 2500m to 2018-19 in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Ayacucho, Gr.3, Clasico Coronel Miguel F Martinez, Gr.3, San Isidro Handicap Churrinche, 2d Palermo Clasico Eduardo Casey, Gr.2, 3d San Isidro Clasico Tresiete, L, 4th La Plata G.P. Dardo Rocha, Gr.1.

SOY INGLES (Orpen). 4 wins from 1700m to 3000m to 2018-19 in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico General Pueyrredon, Gr.3, Handicap Jorge Iglesias, 2d La Plata Clasico Stud Book Argentino, L, 3d San Isidro Clasico Calidoscopio, 4th San Isidro Clasico General Pueyrredon, Gr.3, Clasico Cocles, L.

Faith in Dreams. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

DREAMSCAPE (Choisir). 4 wins to 1400m, A$390,200, AJC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Up & Coming S., Gr.3, Jim Beam H., 2d AJC Southern Cross S., Gr.3, 3d STC Ming Dynasty H., L. Sire.

Seam. Unplaced. Dam of-

DRAGONET (Parme). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Euvaldo Lodi, Gr.3, Classico Armando Rodrigues Carneiro, L, Prova Especial Tirolesa, 2d Gavea Prova Especial Independencia. Producer.

Lady Thong. Winner at 1300m in Brazil. Dam of-

RE THONG (Dancer Man). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2000m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Roberto e Nelson Grimaldi Seabra, Gr.1, Cidade Jardim G.P. Luiz Fernando Cirne Lima, Gr.3, Gavea Classico Octavio Dupont, L, Prova Especial João Vieira, 3d Gavea G.P. Marciano de Aguiar Moreira, Gr.2, Cidade Jardim G.P. Presidente Hernani Azevedo Silva, Gr.2, Gavea G.P. Roger Guedon, Gr.3. Producer.

DUTOTA DESEJADA (First American). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1300m to 2000m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Carlos Telles e Carlos Gilberto da Rocha Faria, Gr.2, G.P. Henrique de Toledo Lara, Gr.3, Prova Especial Risota, 2d Gavea G.P. Diana, Gr.1, 3d Gavea G.P. Zelia Gonzaga Peixoto de Castro, Gr.1, G.P. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado, Gr.2, 4th Gavea G.P. Roberto e Nelson Grimaldi Seabra, Gr.1, Classico Luiz Alves de Almeida, L.

VIOLEIRO (Dancer Man). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Jose Paulino Nogueira, Gr.3, Cristal Classico Oscar Canteiro, Classico Antonio Demarchi Chula, 2d Gavea G.P. Jockey Club Brasileiro, Gr.1, 3d Cristal Classico Prefeito Municipal.

 

Race Record: 11 Starts 1-0-4 A$26,250.

Winner at 1200m in 2018-19 in Aust.