Sire: Skilled

Colour: Bay

Dam: Walnut

Sex: Mare

Age: 6

Foaled: Sep 17, 2013


Trainer: Kris Lees

Silks: Black, Tricolours Logo

Owners: Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L G Murrell), Ms S M Parkinson, Mrs K Lovett, J Lovett & Coastline Racing (Mgr: A J Parker)

23: 6 - 5 - 0
Wins: 26.1%
Place: 21.7%




Bay mareFoaled in 2013

SKILLED (AUS) Cotehele HouseMy Swanee
2007DextrousQuest for FameRainbow Quest
  Many HandsHandy Proverb
DamProcol HarumWestern SymphonyNijinsky
WALNUT (AUS) BlondieHasty Cloud
1994Helen's ChoiceAurealisKaoru Star
  Western CenturyCentury

SKILLED (AUS) (2007). 3 wins at 2, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Ambidexter. Sire of 127 rnrs, 54 wnrs, inc. SW Pecans (Gosford RC Belle of the Turf H., Gr.3), Fiscal Fantasy and of Clever Charlotte, Lady Skills, Cayman Dayze, Exalted Craftsman, Miss Jane, So Skilled, Cosmic Ruby, Come on Carl, Altered, Little Elsa, Tradies Tea Break, The Great Bratski, Jochberg, Regina del Nilo, Rosaria Caterina, Clever George, Conwoman, Epidexios, etc.


1st dam

WALNUT, by Procol Harum. 8 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$218,580, SAJC KPMG S., L, VRC Eat Well-Live Well H., MVRC Moonee Valley Super VOBIS 2YO H., VATC La Trobe 2YO H., Dual Choice H., Avon H., 2d VRC Schweppes H., VATC Geoffrey Bellmaine Welter H., Hoyts Chadstone P., 3d VRC Abercrombie & Kent Sprint H., VATC Programmed Maintenance P., 4th VATC Gwyn Nursery S., L. Half-sister to Helen (dam of FINISHING CARD). Dam of eleven foals, nine to race, eight winners, inc:-

PECANS (f. by Skilled). 6 wins. See below.

SECESSION (g. by Lonhro). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1250m, A$153,835, MRC Merson Cooper S., L, ATC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., IEU Good Faith Bargaining H., 2d STC St Gabriel's Bexley H., 3d VRC AR Creswick S., L, AJC Sydney City Toyota H., STC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., 4th MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3.

(Power) Purdey (g. by Lonhro). 6 wins to 1200m, A$126,825, M$1,168,805 in Aust. and Macau, AJC Chu Gift H., STC McGrath Foundation Lunch H., 2d AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, Brave Prince P., 3d STC Todman S., Gr.2, Canterbury BMW H., 4th AJC San Domenico S., Gr.3, TL Baillieu H., L.

Montignac (f. by Bernardini). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$82,505, ATC Ranvet H., 2d ATC Schweppes H., 3d ATC Schweppes H.

Kernel (g. by Ad Valorem). 4 wins from 1000m to 1650m, 2d ATC De Bortoli Wines H.

Tent (g. by Desert Prince). 3 wins to 1200m, 3d AJC Paul Bouchier Jr Memorial 2YO H.

Tuiserkan (f. by Dubawi). 2 wins at 850m, 1000m, 2d BRC Novotel Brisbane Airport H.

Tulare (g. by Desert Prince). 2 wins at 900m, 1200m in Aust.


2nd dam

HELEN'S CHOICE, by Aurealis. 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, AJC Duo H., STC Liverpool RSL Auxiliary H., 3d STC Truscott's H., Z Special Unit H. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

WALNUT (Procol Harum). 8 wins. See above.

Dispute. 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m, A$152,835, Qld Tatt's RC Forest Place Retirement H., BTC Air New Zealand Flying H., QTC Murray Counsell H., STC Aristocrat Leisure Industries Welter H., BATC Campbell Scotch 2YO H., 2d BTC Blackjack H., Qld Tatt's RC Bank of Queensland H., BTC Celestial Dancer H., Birt & Associates H., FM104 H., QTC Kanandah Pinot Chardonnay H., Avondale H., Santa Claus H., 3d QTC Queensland Irish Association H., Qantas Longreach H., BTC Radio Active H., Foster's Light Ice Bitter H., PM Switchboards H., BATC Diamonds & Pearls 2YO H.

Ja a Shil Hylon. 5 wins from 1200m to 2200m in Korea.

Dik Dik. Winner at 1100m in Aust.

Helen. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

FINISHING CARD (Platinum Scissors). 8 wins to 1450m, A$365,282, MRC John Dillon S., L, Swettenham Stud H., KS Environmental H., 2d BRC Keith Noud H., L, MVRC Geoff Torney Cup, STC H., MRC Betfair H.-twice, 3d MRC Benjamin Quigley H., VRC Leonard H., MRC Perri Cutten H., Swettenham Stud Championship Series Heat H., Tim Sando H., Betfair H., STC Grand Pavilion H., 4th VRC Henry Bucks S., L.

My Harry. Winner at 1600m in Aust.

D'Amico. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

The Flying Doormat. 5 wins to 1200m in Aust.

Equiamico. Winner at 1000m in 2017-18 in Aust.


3rd dam

WESTERN CENTURY, by Century. Unplaced. Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Helen's Choice. 8 wins. See above.

Sister Beverley. Winner at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

Limerick Belle. 3 wins to 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

Limerick Moon. 8 wins to 1300m, A$139,625, to 2017-18, 2d Qld Tatt's RC Hutchinson Builders H., BRC Gold Coast Yearling Sales H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Stella Artois H.


4th dam

CADENCE, by Crepello. Winner in GB. Sister to BLUE YONDER, half-sister to TRUE SONG, Off We Go, Mind the Beat (dam of SEPT). Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, inc:-

Tarwin Town. 10 wins from 900m to 1600m in Aust.


Race Record:

6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$390,490, to 2018-19, Gosford RC Belle of the Turf H., Gr.3, Hawkesbury RC Godolphin Crown, Gr.3, Ladies Day Cup, L, ATC Schweppes H., 2d ATC Turf Club H., McGrath Estate Agents Vic H., 4th ATC Reginald Allen H., L.

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