Tropical Squall Secures Second Group 1 Victory in Dramatic Encompass Stakes 2024

Tulloch Lodge celebrated one other landmark achievement with Tropical Squall‘s victory within the 2024 Encompass Stakes, marking their fifth win within the prestigious race.

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Tropical Squall wins 2024 Encompass Stakes first-up for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. Photograph: Steve Hart.

Educated by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Tropical Squall returned to Group 1 type in spectacular style at Randwick.

Regardless of her earlier Flight Stakes at elite degree on the monitor within the spring, Tropical Squall went largely ignored as a contemporary runner within the race.

Nonetheless, she displayed her combating spirit, holding off a robust problem from Stefi Magnetica to say victory beneath jockey Adam Hyeronimus, incomes his fourth profession Group 1 win.

Hyeronimus, channelling Nash Rawiller’s profitable trip on Assume It Over within the Group 1 Verry Elleegant earlier within the day by utilising the within line benefit, took the lead from the beginning and maintained a robust tempo all through.

Tropical Squall ($8.50) displayed exceptional resilience, edging out Stefi Magnetica ($17) in an exciting end.

The trifecta was accomplished by Chris Waller‘s triple-figure roughie Tutta La Vita ($100), with the favorite Studying To Fly ($3.60) narrowly lacking out on a podium place.

This victory served as a candy redemption for Hyeronimus, who had misplaced the trip on Golden Slipper favorite Storm Boy earlier within the day with the colt profitable within the Group 2 Skyline Stakes beneath James McDonald.

It additionally bolstered the spectacular file of each trainers. Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott secured their twenty fifth Group 1 victory as a partnership, whereas Waterhouse reached her particular person milestone of 134.

Co-trainer Adrian Bott acknowledged Tropical Squall’s improved bodily situation and expressed confidence in her future potential, regardless of preliminary issues about her health for the first-up race.

He highlighted the Coolmore Basic as the subsequent potential goal, adopted by choices just like the Vinery Stud Stakes and the Doncaster Mile, relying on her efficiency.

“The 1400 meters appears to be her candy spot,” Bott concluded, “and permitting her to strengthen up has made all of the distinction. She has tactical velocity and is a flexible filly with a promising future.”

Tropical Squall’s efficiency within the Encompass Stakes not solely showcased her expertise and combating spirit but additionally served as a testomony to the profitable coaching partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

With thrilling choices forward, Tropical Squall has the potential to additional solidify her place as a rising star in Australian racing.

2024 Encompass Stakes Outcomes

End No. Horse Coach Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Beginning Worth
1 1 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2 56kg $8.50
2 12 STEFI MAGNETICA Bjorn Baker Tommy Berry 0.12L 1 56kg $17
3 7 TUTTA LA VITA Chris Waller Tyler Schiller 1.8L 3 56kg $101
4 4 LEARNING TO FLY Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 1.83L 6 56kg $3.60F
5 8 MAKARENA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 2.25L 12 56kg $7.50
6 10 ROLL ON HIGH Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan 3.46L 11 56kg $9
7 3 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Jason Collett 3.72L 7 56kg $6
8 5 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher James McDonald 4.04L 5 56kg $7
9 6 KRISTILLI Annabel Neasham Zac Lloyd (a) 4.63L 8 56kg $18
10 11 ARCTIC GLAMOUR Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 5.41L 9 56kg $20
11 2 ZARDOZI James Cummings Tom Marquand 6.21L 10 56kg $26
12 9 AUTUMN BALLET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 7.59L 4 56kg $101
13 KIND WORDS Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 0

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia.

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