3 C (High Chaparral - Come Sunday by Redoute's Choice)
Run over 2500m on November 04, 2017 at Flemington
Prizemoney: $1,510,000
Trainer: David Payne
Jockey: T Angland
Time: 02:37.6
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: VRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Bell River Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Bruce Reid Racing NSW
Buyer: Payne Racing
Purchase Price: $130,000
Sales Co: MM
Then came: Sully, Astoria, Pissaro, Main Stage, Aberro, Wolfe Tone, Weather With You, Eshtiraak, Ocean's Fourteen, Tangled, Rockarral, Greycliffe, Nothing Too Hard, Justice Faith, Johnny Vinko
J: T Angland
T: David Payne
W: 55.5 kgs
S: High Chaparral
D: Come Sunday
J: J Bowman
T: T Busuttin & N Young
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Reliable Man
D: Lady Winifred
J: Damian Lane
T: James Cummings
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Medaglia D'Oro
D: Segue
J: N Callow
T: R E Laing
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Pierro
D: Sirani

At Flemington in Melbourne, Coolmore's deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) celebrated an elite race success when 3YO brown colt Ace High (High Chaparral-Come Sunday, by Redoute's Choice) proved a class above his rivals when bounding to a comfortable win in the 163rd running of the $1.5 million Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for 3YOs, defeating Sully & Astoria. Ace High, who is a direct descendant of Natalma, the dam of the legendary Northern Dancer and grand-dam of Danehill, improved his record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes & Gr3 Gloaming Stakes) and 1 placing from 12 starts for $1,408,375 in earnings. Trainer David Payne said Ace High had fulfilled the potential he always believed he possessed. "We've been planning the Derby since he was a two-year-old, not long after we put him into work," Payne told "It doesn't usually work out but it has this time." Payne said Ace High would now be spelled with long-term targets being the Australian Derby in the autumn and the Melbourne Cup next spring. Ace High was purchased by Payne for $130,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Bell River Thoroughbreds.