Remarque’s return to the track

Estijaab (Snitzel x Response)

Remarque is a full brother to Estijaab and a half-brother to Quilly Park stallion De Gaulle.

We are excited about his return to the track, written up by Clinton Payne in the Herald Sun on August 6th, 2021 and re-published below.


Berry buoyed by colt’s return

by Clinton Payne


The phrase ‘all’s well that ends well’ summed up Tommy Berry’s autumn carnival with two-year-olds but on Saturday he reunites with the colt on which he had pinned his early season hopes – Remarque.
Berry claimed a third win in the Golden Slipper this year when guiding Stay Inside to victory in the world’s richest two-year-old race but it was the Hawkes Racing-trained colt that the jockey expected would be his star.
‘I’ve always had a big, big opinion of him and he’s always done things you just shake your head at when galloping at home on the track’, Berry said.

I’ve been lucky enough to ride some good colts during my career and, on raw natural ability, he’s right up there with the best of them.

Tommy Berry quoted in the Herald Sun, August 6th 2021

‘He had the setback (elevated temperature) leading up to the Silver Slipper last year and you can’t afford something like that to happen at that point of a preparation.
‘Despite having that drama, he was still good enough to have no luck and finish within two lengths of Anamoe in the Todman, and he finished alongside Stay Inside.
‘The public didn’t see how good a colt he was in the autumn’.
Remarque gets an early start his three-year-old season on Saturday in a Listed race, The Rosebud (1100m) at Randwick.

The son of Snitzel, a brother to 2018 Golden Slipper winner Estijaab, has been tuned up for his return with two hitouts at the trials, winning both on his home track at Rosehill over 900m.

Photo within blog:

Suzanne Newman

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