Historic Bathurst based stud Allandale Park achieved a real coup last season with the opportunity to stand the precocious, speed-built 2YO Furnaces (Exceed and Excel x Heat of the Fire (Strategic).
In an Australasian racing paradigm predicated on rewarding breeders investing in 2YO speed, Furnaces absolutely fits the mould. He's by Champion Sire Exceed and Excel, whose statistics leap off the page - 160 SW, 79 GW, over $175 million in progeny earnings, Gr1 winners including Guelph, Excelebration, Flamberge, Helmet (also a 2YO producing sire), Mr Stunning, Earthquake, Overreach, Reward for Effort (successful sire) ... the list goes on.
His damline is also impressive and dripping in athleticism. 2nd dam Bon Fire is a half-sister to Listed Debutante Stakes winner Cloister, herself dam of Champion Australasian 3YO Filly and dual Gr1 winner Melito. This is the raw speed Pampas Fire clan that runs at 2 and then produces at stud - Zeditave, Alannon, Zedagal.
And it's a family that just continues to produce at the top level. Most recently Gr3 San Domenico winner and Gr1 Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah, together with Gr1 Australian Guineas runner-up You're So Good added there names in black type to this illustrious distaff line.
Furnaces carried and exhibited speed right from the outset of his career when he destroyed a classy Rosehill field by 6 lengths at 2. He then marked himself amongst the elite of his year in winning at Gr3 level in the time-honoured Kindergarten Stakes before getting to within 2 lengths of Vancouver in the Gr1 Golden Slipper.
Timeform thought so much of him that they rated him at a very high 115.
Interestingly, his second dam is a grand-daughter of the all-conquering influence Zabeel, suggesting that 2YO speed may eventually thrive into middle distance potential. Furnaces certainly showed this constitution by heading out as a 3YO to win at Listed level before being denied only by Champion Chautauqua and Gr1 winner Flamberge in the Gr2 Ian McEwan Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Displaying his class and consistency, Furnaces then re-emerged at 4 to go one better in the Gr2 McEwan Stakes.
Across his 3 seasons of racing, Furnaces defeated Redzel, Tycoon Tara, Sheidel, The Quarterback and Japonisme. He also finished ahead of promising young sires Headwater, Exosphere and Sooboog.
BOBS Nominated and standing at the highly competitive fee of $5,500 inc GST (LFG, FR) Furnaces has just so many plusses and so much upside; these include:
- Double cross of Summoned.
- Champion progressive family.
- By Champion Sire and Sire of Sires.
- Breed-shaping Zabeel in the damline.
- And the almost iron-clad guarantee that they'll run at 2 and have commercial appeal.
|EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)|
|PAS DE NOM|
|WATCH YOUR STEP|
|HEAT OF THE FIRE (AUS)|
|SUDDEN IMPULSE |
|BON FIRE (AUS)|
|PAMPAS FIRE |
FURNACES 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, A$475,950, ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, Primo Moraitis 2YO P., Hawkesbury RC XXXX Gold Rush P., 2d ATC Todman S., Gr.2, MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2, ATC Lonhro P., L, 3d MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Aust. in 2017. Sire of 7 progeny to race, 2 winners (28.0%), earnings of over $18,000, inc.
Island Edition (18g, Lonhro, Anabaa). Winner at 1000m in 2021-22.
Hoodlum (18c, Denman, Oarsman). Winner at 1200m in 2021-22.
Lemon Lover (18f, Myboycharlie, Encosta de Lago). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.
Purple Hat (18f, Montjeu, Kingdom Bay). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.
Furnace on Fire (18g, Hard Spun, Mukaddamah). Placed at 3 in 2021-22.
|2021-12-09T00:00:00+13:00: 14:12, Race 3, Mackay TC Gaming Services Maiden H. (1300m) $20,500; 3yo g Flaming Asteroid (Furnaces-Ceres by Our Maizcay)|
Furnaces 1-2-3 Results
|02/12/2021: Purple Hat () 3yo f (Furnaces-French Move (NZ) by Montjeu (IRE));|
3rd Townsville TC Bush to Beaches Maiden H., $20,500 1000m, earning $1,900
|17/11/2021: Hot Sparky () 3yo g (Furnaces-Sublime Amazone by Artie Schiller (USA));|
3rd Strathalbyn RC Paxton Wines Maiden P., $21,800 1100m, earning $2,225
|14/11/2021: Flaming Asteroid () 3yo g (Furnaces-Ceres by Our Maizcay);|
3rd Cairns JC Jack Wilson Memorial Maiden H., $20,500 950m, earning $1,900
|29/10/2021: Lemon Lover () 3yo f (Furnaces-Pouliche Glamour by Myboycharlie (IRE));|
1st Kilcoy RC Somerset Regional Council Maiden P., $19,000 1200m, earning $10,500
|22/10/2021: Island Edition () 3yo g (Furnaces-Ion's Island by Lonhro);|
2nd MVRC Chef's Hat H., $130,000 1000m, earning $23,400
|06/10/2021: Island Edition () 3yo g (Furnaces-Ion's Island by Lonhro);|
3rd Sale TC No 1 Car Wash & Coffee Pit H., $35,000 1206m, earning $3,150
|30/09/2021: Fiery Exchange () 3yo f (Furnaces-Bovespa (NZ) by More Than Ready (USA));|
3rd Lockyer RC TAB Maiden H., $19,000 860m, earning $1,700
|05/09/2021: Furnace on Fire () 3yo g (Furnaces-Idalia Belle by Hard Spun (USA));|
2nd SCTC A&T Trading Maiden P., $24,000 1000m, earning $4,100
|03/09/2021: Hoodlum () 3yo c (Furnaces-Grapevine by Denman);|
1st Egmont RC Sandfords Rural Carriers Maiden S., $12,000 1200m, earning $6,720
|16/08/2021: Island Edition () 3yo g (Furnaces-Ion's Island by Lonhro);|
1st Ballarat TC Polytrack Maiden P., $25,000 1000m, earning $13,750
|06/05/2021: Purple Hat () 2yo f (Furnaces-French Move (NZ) by Montjeu (IRE));|
2nd Townsville TC Carlton & United Breweries Maiden 2YO H., $30,100 1200m, earning $6,725