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Broadsiding devastating in J J Atkins

Godolphin colt Broadsiding may have earned himself Two-Year-Old of the Year honours with a devastating second Group 1 victory. The first crop son of Too Darn Hot (GB) took out the J J Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday to go with his earlier Group 1 victory in the Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Carnival. 

That Champagne Stakes victory was the second leg of four straight victories for Broadsiding who travelled to Brisbane after that win to claim the Group 2 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) on June 1. 

Broadsiding was impressive in his Brisbane debut coming from a rearwards position, but he was even more so on Saturday when he showed a devastating turn of foot soon after straightening. 

Backed to the exclusion of almost every other runner to run the $1.60 favourite under James McDonald, Broadsiding scored by 4-¼ lengths from Bittercreek ($9.50), with Bosustow ($26) a short-half-head away third. 

Broadsiding proves to be a class above his opposition in the JJ Atkins; picture Racing Queensland/Michael McInally

Trainer James Cummings said Broadsiding was such a good colt and was not concerned by the dry ground after his previous three wins had been on rain-affected surfaces. 

"The only real doubt throughout the week for some was a dry track or perhaps even a long prep," Cummings said. "But I've got such a good team that I've been able to keep him not only fit but also healthy, well, growing, and loving his training. 

"He paraded like a colt that was thriving and he got the big salute there from James McDonald. He had that feel about perhaps being the best two-year-old in the country this season. 

"He's been a horse that has been able to keep improving and being by Too Darn Hot out of a Street Cry mare, he's got his future well and truly assured on the roster at Darley." 

Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Lady Camelot, also narrowly beaten in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes earlier in the year, looked to have Two-Year-Old of the Year honours all wrapped up until Broadsiding past two devastating victories. 

McDonald said the colt had shown champion qualities with Saturday's win. "Champion two-year-old that one," he stated. 

"He's a ball of muscle. He knows he's really good. He's a character but James [Cummings] has done a phenomenal job, and I can't stress how good a job he's done, to be fair. 

"He keeps raising the bar, but he's got a good colt on his hands. He's special." 

What the beaten jockeys reported:

Blake Shinn (Bittercreek): “He was brave. The winner was too good but second in a group one, a gallant effort.”

Kyle Wilson-Taylor (Beau Dazzler): “What a great run. He was wide. Probably the best spot for him. He was able to build his momentum and he held his run right to the line. Very proud of him and he’s going to be a very nice two-year-old.”

Robbie Dolan (Can't Recall One): “Really good run. Found the line good again late. Was a little bit stop-start which suited the horses up front but he’s going to be a really good three--year-old.”

Tim Clark (Imperialist): “Just found it hard to get in the race from back where he was today but he’s done a nice job this prep.”

Tommy Berry (Smashing Time): “A bit of interference early. He didn’t know hoe to handle that and he got charging a little bit. He’ll be a nice colt later on.”

Ryan Maloney (Bosustow): “Really huge run. Though I had second but just near the line he peaked on his run. Cred it to him, though. Obviously the winner is in a different class but hopefully he (Bosustow) comes back better as a three-year-old and a Caulfield Guineas horse.”

Luke Currie (Barbaric Lad): “He just wanted to overdo it through the run and he didn’t finish off.”

Jason Collett (Mr Artemisia): “Copped an nasty check early. He didn’t like that one but he got in amongst them and wasn’t happy. 

Rory Hutchings (China Sea): “Ridden upside down. I think (the way) we were riding him, too soon for him.”

Craig Williams (El Morzillo): “Super effort. A little bit keen throughout. They were getting closer and she kept coming. She’s a really exciting horse for the future.” 

Tyler Schiller (Aemelius): “Probably not suited to leading. She just jumps a bit too brilliant for that trip. I’d love to see her back over 1200 (metres).”

Mark Du Plessis (Pee Bee Noir): “A little bit new for where she is at in her career right now.”

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