More Group success for Aquis Farm’s Al Maher

Aquis Farm’s Al Maher continues to cement his credentials as a source of winning talent at an affordable price with a career best performance from five year-old gelding Classic Uniform at Randwick on Saturday.

A front-running gem of a ride by Michael Walker earned the Gary Moore-trained Classic Uniform his second stakes success with a fighting win in the Group II ATC Hill Stakes over 1800 metres.

Winner of the Listed ATC Parramatta Cup at Rosehill back in February, the son of Al Maher led at every call but came under siege from the in-form Embley before defying him to win by a neck

“All credit to Mr Moore, he told me to let him run at the crossing, see if we can get him some easy sectionals, which we did,” Walker said. “The horse gave me a beautiful ride. I just snuck away from them without them knowing – gees he’s a tough horse.”

Bred and sold by Emirates Park at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $170,000 to Glenvallen Investments, Classic Uniform advances his record to six wins, eight seconds and eight thirds from 35 starts with earnings of $653,400.

He is the third live foal of the Canny Lad mare Pyrotechnics a sister to Group II AJC Silver Shadow Stakes winner Seika and a half-sister to brilliant sprinter Sports, whose 15 wins included the Group I VATC Oakleigh Plate and Group I VRC Lightning Stakes.

Glenvallen Investments went back to this year’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale to claim Classic Uniform’s full-brother for $75,000.

After missing to Al Maher in 2015, Pyrotechnics foaled a colt by another of the Aquis Farm sires in Artie Schiller (USA) on September 3.

One of a dwindling number of active sons of champion sire Danehill (USA), Al Maher is priced at $13,200 and stands at Aquis Farm at Murrurundi.