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Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

Sire: High Chaparral

Dam: Lacada Siren

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Oct 14th, 2013

Country: Australia

Silks: Fluorescent Yellow, Navy Blue Seams ATB logo


ATB Pty Ltd (Darren & Liz Dance), Dino Porta

Career Record: 7-1-1-1

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    14.3 %
  • Place
    28.6 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2013

SireSadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) Fairy BridgeBold Reason
1999KasoraDarshaanShirley Heights
DamGiant's CausewayStorm CatStorm Bird
LACADA SIREN (AUS) Mariah's StormRahy
2005Passing HopeSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  ObeahCure the Blues

HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) (Bay 1999-Stud 2004). 10 wins-2 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI) twice. Sire of 1525 rnrs, 942 wnrs, 100 SW, inc. So You Think (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Dundeel, Shoot Out, Monaco Consul, Contributer, Toronado, Wigmore Hall, Lucky Lion, Free Eagle, Descarado, Tivaci, Redwood, Charmont, Fenway, High Jinx, Montoya's Secret, Pondarosa Miss, Wrote, Joanna, Enaad, Western Hymn, Frine, Rekindling, Elektrum, etc.


1st dam

LACADA SIREN, by Giant's Causeway. 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$94,480, AJC Bradcorp Holdings H., 2d AJC SCCF K Callander Fellowship H., 3d AJC David Jones Derby Day H., STC Fairfield RSL H., Baby & Children's Expo H., Freeway Hotel Pool Competition H., 4th Queensland Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of three named foals, all raced, inc:-

Dunluce (g. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 2050m in 2015-16 in Aust.

Pressing Matters (g. by High Chaparral). See below.


2nd dam

PASSING HOPE, by Sadler's Wells. Unraced. Three-quarter-blood-sister to Classic Trust - Endurance (H.K.), half-sister to MORGANA, PANAMA CITY, Bedivere. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Rising Hope. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$89,120, to 2016-17, MRC (Mornington) Frankston RSL H., SAJC Penang Turf Club Trophy H., 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H.

Lacada Siren. 3 wins. See above.

Easy Jockey. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Malaysia, 2d Perak TC Class 1 H.

Cause for Hope. 2 wins at 1600m in South Africa. Dam of-

Ben Shea. Winner at 1200m in 2016-17, 3d Turffontein Stand a Chance to Win a Cash Prize in April H.

Historic Filly. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Artifact. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, 3d BOP RC Marks, Ewen & Associates H.


3rd dam

OBEAH, by Cure the Blues. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, Goodwood Waterford Candelabra S., Gr.3, 3d Fair Grounds Pago Hop H., L, 4th Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.2. Half-sister to THE PREDECESSOR, Classic Trust - Endurance (H.K.). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

MORGANA (El Gran Senor). 6 wins from 1m to 1¼m, £16,726, US$275,550 in GB and U.S.A, Del Mar Palomar H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Melvin Durslag S., L, 2d Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Wilshire H., Gr.2, 3d Santa Anita Santa Barbara H., Gr.1, 4th Hollywood Park Gamely H., Gr.1.

PANAMA CITY (El Gran Senor). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, £112,180, US$253,164, Calder WL McKnight H., Gr.2, Chester Vase, Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Mac Diarmida H., Gr.3, 2d Milan Gran Criterium, Gr.1, Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.2, Newmarket Feilden S., L, 3d Derby Italiano, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Pan American H., Gr.2, 4th Saratoga Sword Dancer H., Gr.1, Hialeah Turf Cup, Gr.2, Aqueduct Red Smith H., Gr.2, Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2. Sire.

Bedivere (El Gran Senor). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1m in GB and U.S.A, Hollywood Park Allowance, Santa Anita Allowance, 3d Hollywood Park Jim Murray H., L, 4th Santa Anita San Marcos H., Gr.2, Del Mar Escondido H., L. Sire.

Lone Spirit. Unraced. Dam of-

Lonesome Me (Zafonic). 2 wins at 2, Deauville Prix des Roches, 2d La Teste Prix Occitanie, L, Longchamp Prix Cambis, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix Tonnelle, 4th Chantilly Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3. Producer.

Lone Spectre. Unraced. Dam of-

LOVE QUEEN (Val Royal). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1500m to 1900m, €87,960, Deauville Prix Miss Satamixa, L, Prix du Patis, Prix de la Pierre Aux Fees, Longchamp Prix Barzan, 2d Deauville Prix Triple Galop, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Ceres, L. Producer.


4th dam

Trusted Maiden, by Busted. Placed, 3d Phoenix Park Azalea S., L. Three-quarter-sister to WEAVERS' HALL, half-sister to Main Hill, Sea of Moyle (dam of SEA OF ECHOES), Demare (dam of MORE SO, AYAABI), Maiden Concert (dam of CANDY GLEN, ASHLEY PARK). Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

OBEAH (Cure the Blues). 2 wins. See above.

THE PREDECESSOR (Alzao). 6 wins from 1300m to 2000m, R163,920, Clairwood Easter Fillies & Mares H., L, 2d Greyville Natalia S., Gr.2, 3d Greyville Azalea Fillies & Mares H., L, Flamboyant S., L, 4th Clairwood Woolavington Cup, Gr.2.

Classic Trust - Endurance (H.K.) (Tate Gallery). 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, HK$2,065,187, HKJC Ewo H., Sha Tin H., 2d HKJC Centenary Vase, L, Curragh Anheuser Busch Ltd Extented H.


Race Record: 4 Starts 0-1-0 A$5,945.

Placed at 3 in 2016-17 in Aust.