Sire: Dundeel

Colour: Bay

Dam: Lodore Falls

Sex: Colt

Age: 3

Foaled: Oct 04, 2018

Country: Australia

Trainer: Kris Lees

Silks: Emerald Green, Red Band & Armbands, Quartered Cap

Owners: Michael Armitage, Troy Australian Bloodstock, David Booth, Bernie Brennan, Domenic Cicciarelli, Nick Collin, Michael Cullen, Adam Dagwell, Neil Davidson, Louise Ellis, Mark Fedoruk, Bob Ferrari, David Hollyman, Dale Larkin, Jason Lee, Silvio Loproto, Tosh Murphy, Simon Novak, Simon Pace, John Papas, Lisa Saxton, Dave Searle, Gerard Van Ameyden, Paul Van Der Meer, Craig Wemyess, Rod Wicks, John Wilson, Jason woodbridge, Rick xxx, Lance Yates, SYN Stereofonix (Mgr: Martin Matthews), SYN Stumpy Moose (Mgr: Martin Matthews), SYN Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: Luke Murrell), SYN Squark & Daggy Racing (Mgr: Trent Salkeld)

4: 2 - 0 - 0
Wins: 50.0%
Place: 0.0%

CACOFONIX (Dundeel x Lodore Falls) Bay Colt

Trainer: Kris Lees


Turn of foot wise you will not see many better and we believe with natural maturity he will be a regular Group 1 Performer!

Like most of the Dundeel’s he’s taken a bit for the “penny to drop” but importantly he has proven he can run fast time and a fast sectional.

He’s only had the 4 career starts but he looks pretty damn good this horse and we have been lucky to get him as the trainer has been desperate to keep him.

Below you will see him in his first career race and this one was an awesome pointer. Remembering he’s never had a race start before he is thrown in against the older horses and runs 83.69 over 1400m which is less than 9 lengths off the track record in the last 10 years. On top of this he runs 34.66 for his last 600m

On the same day one NZ best and promising fillies was having her 4th run and ran 2 lens slower than this. This filly was beaten just 4 lengths in the Oaks and is a Group horse every day of the week. Even the second horse in the Oaks, Savasilk I have a lot of time for as well as Cullinan and Kirraconi, so it was a deep race.

Watch the replay below and see how easy he does it here.

MATAMATTA 12/01/2022 – 1400m – Good 3
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Pos Horse Best Time AV Time Time Diff from BT Diff from AT L600 Best L600 AV L600 Difference AV Last 600
1 Cacofonix (AUS) 81.77 86.25 83.69 1.92 -2.56 34.66 33.59 37.37 -2.71
2 Weowna Tiger     84.13     35.33      
3 Le Chamossaire     84.37     35.62      
4 Madame Moet     84.65     34.91      
5 Badgeringdawitness     84.73     35.28      
6 Jabella     84.93     35.55      
7 Six Chouxta     84.95     35.88      
8 Justuandme     85.21     36.16      
9 Sophia’s Magic     85.23     35.27      
10 Nossenko     85.29     35.35      
11 Brilliant Colour (AUS)     85.33     35.58      
12 Te Atatu Memphis     85.49     35.52      
13 Vindigo     86.47     37.2      
14 Monet     87.59     38.04      


2nd Career Run

His only “disappointing“ run on paper but he has plenty of excuses here. This race was run 10 lengths slower than the preceding race over the same distance and in my opinion the ride was a little strange.

He still runs the 4th best L600 in the race and as you will see the rider “looked after him” quite a lot.

To be fair the stable reported he had an unusual high white cell count “which is a low grade virus”.

AUCKLAND 30/01/2022 – 1400m – Good 3
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3rd Career Run

Again against the older horses here he wins like a top horse. In a FAST RUN race you can’t afford to be wide and yet he sits wide the trip and still puts them away.

Gets headed and still fights back to win. Whilst it was only 1400m the fact he ran good time and did it working says 2000m will be perfect for him.

MATAMATTA 26/02/2022 – 1400m – Soft 5
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4th Career Run

Group 1, 1600m, the least experienced horse in the field and he goes like a jet!

Obviously a Group 1 anywhere is hard to win but at your 4th start it’s very tough when you’re giving away experience. The winner is probably in the top 2-3 best 3yr olds in NZ.

The second horse ON THE BUBBLES is already a  Group 1 winner and super star in NZ and yet our bloke runs home just as good as them and yet had to do it the tough way being 3 wide at the rear whilst the first few had all the favours.

What I would like to point out though is his turn of foot, have a look when he sprints, he sprints that hard he loses balance and has to straighten up. That’s just experience but boy its a trait you don’t see very often.

WELLINGTON 19/03/2022 – 1600m – Good 4 – GROUP 1
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Pos Horse Best Time AV TIME Actual Time Diff from BT Diff from AT L600 Best L600 AV L600 Difference AV Last 600
1 Imperatriz (AUS) 93.4 98.53 96.43 3.03 -2.1 32.68 32.36 35.08 -2.4
2 On The Bubbles (AUS)     96.55     32.86      
3 I Wish I Win     96.64     32.46      
4 Mohawk Brave (AUS)     97.06     33.09      
5 Blissful Belle     97.09     33.5      
6 Cacofonix (AUS)     97.12     32.73      
7 Miss Ella     97.13     33.75      
8 Zeitaku     97.18     32.79      
9 One Dream One Soul     97.29     33.36      
10 Shamus     97.39     33.27      
11 Bean A Pleasure     97.65     33.15      
12 Bella Luce     97.7     33.82      



He comes to Australia next week and will be set for one of 2 race plans. Either the sprint program or the middle distance program.

The sprint program would be the Doomben 10000 which is Group 1 level.

Then the Group 1 BTC SPRINT at Group 1 level.

Then into the Group 1 Stradbroke which he would carry a feather weight.

Don’t forget being a 3yr old he carries no weight in these races and a win in any of them makes him a serious Stallion prospect.

The middle distance program is: The Group 2 Queensland Guineas.

Then the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 

Then the Group 1 QLD Derby also should we decide to go that way, and his sectionals certainly suggest it will be no problem, but either plan works and is for huge prize money

Horses with this type of turn of foot over sprint distances and a mile are very rare and I’m very confident we have  a rare Weight For Age horse on our hands.


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