Sire: Press Statement

Colour: Bay

Dam: Hold Me Closer

Sex: Colt

Age: 2

Foaled: Aug 29, 2018

Country: Australia


Owners: Mrs S G Griffiths, R D Griffiths, K G Williams, Mrs C E McKelvie, M McKelvie, D Shirley, R Harris, R Vom & Danibran Syndicate (Mgr: N Johnstone)

6: 2 - 1 - 0
Wins: 33.3%
Place: 16.7%




Foaled 29th August 2018

SireHinchinbrookFastnet RockDanehill
PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) Snippets' LassSnippets
2012Kaaptive EmpressKaaptive EditionKaapstad
  Nile EmpressUpper Nile
DamDanehill DancerDanehillDanzig
HOLD ME CLOSER (AUS) Mira AdondeSharpen Up
2009IntertwinedSir TristramSir Ivor
  TwiningTwig Moss

PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud 2016). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,832,275, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB Place Multi 2YO P., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, 3d ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Pressday (BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1). Closely related to SW The Mighty Lions, etc. Sire of Spokesman, Incredulous Dream and of the placegetters Press Start, Pressita, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

HOLD ME CLOSER, by Danehill Dancer. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, ATC Membership on Sale Now H., 2d ATC Musir at Coolmore H., 3d ATC Big Brown First Crop H. Half-sister to HOW FUNNY (dam of JESTER'S GIRL), Dreaming On. This is her third live foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Dam of one foal to race-

THOUGHT OF THAT (c. by So You Think). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, A$246,400, in 2019-20, MRC Caulfield Classic, Gr.3.


2nd dam

INTERTWINED, by Sir Tristram. 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m in Aust. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

HOW FUNNY (Rory's Jester). 2 wins at 2, US$4,400, A$882,550, BTC Tommy Smith Slipper S., L, STC Join the STC Now 2YO H., 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL. Dam of-

JESTER'S GIRL (Commands). 2 wins at 900m, 1200m, A$111,350, Qld Tatt's RC Travel Associates Classic, L, 2d BRC Just Now H., L, ATC Liverpool Catholic Club H., SGE Credit Union H. Dam of-

ASSIMILATE (Sebring). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$339,200, HK$1,684,100, to 2019-20, Canberra Guineas, L, ATC Member for a Day 2YO H., HKJC Good Fortune H., 2d ATC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3, BRC Fred Best Classic, Gr.3, Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas, L, HKJC Cotton Tree H., Better Future H., 3d HKJC Tai Tong H., 4th ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3.

The Comedian (Encosta de Lago). 10 wins to 1400m, A$64,475, S$551,627, 32,112Dhs, Singapore TC Tabcorp Holdings Limited Trophy, Open H., Punters' Way Anniversary Cup, Better Than Ever H., Panasonic Systems Professional S., Lim's Classic H., Progress H., 2d Singapore TC Committee's Prize, L, Open H., Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy, MRC Le Pine Funerals H., Barfleur H., MVRC Pulse Pharmacy H., 3d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Jolie's Shinju H., Open H.

Dreaming On (Marscay). Winner at 1400m, AJC Tellers H., 3d Gosford Classic, L, AJC Gallipoli H. Producer.

Hold Me Closer. 2 wins. See above.

Magical Marscay. 2 wins at 1250m, 1600m, WATC Wembley H., 2d WATC Gilt Patten H.

Pura Seda. Winner at 1000m, SAJC Pope Packaging H., 2d MRC Minuetto H., Poitrina H., SAJC Christmas Twilight H., 3d MVRC Tabaret After the Last H., MRC Paisley H., Princess Pushy H., SAJC Silverline Security H. Producer.

Tarcoola Sunshine. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

Nightwatchman - Smart Win (Mac.) (Hard Spun). 4 wins to 1400m, A$113,835, M$627,925, to 2019-20 in Aust. and Macau, WATC James Boag's Premium P., Carbine Club Congress-PNG H., 2d Macau Chairman's Challenge Cup, L, WATC James Boag's Premium P., Salinger H.

Priceless Diamond. Unraced. Dam of-

Magnarock (Magnus). 3 wins to 1200m, A$102,675, to 2019-20, 2d VRC Poseidon S., L, ATC TAB Highway H.


3rd dam

TWINING, by Twig Moss. 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$253,530, VRC Bloodhorse Breeders' P., Gr.2, AJC Emancipation S., L, Sledmere H., Dark Jewel H., MVRC Victoria Meat Supplies H., STC Ray Hadley H., 2d VRC Waltzing Lily H., L, STC Birthday Card H., L, SAJC Persian Carpet Gallery H., VATC Campbell Cash & Carry H., 3d STC Orlando Wines Classic, Gr.1, VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, STC OTC Welter H., 4th VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3. Half-sister to Another Call. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

Horse Fortune. 6 wins from 1000m to 2000m in Macau, Macau Hupei H., 3d Macau Spring Trophy, Macau Derby.

Chicken Little. 5 wins to 1400m, QTC Desert Chill H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., BTC Acis Race Day H., McCullough Robertson Lawyers H. Dam of-

Capital Commander (Commands). 9 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$450,625, GCTC Magic Millions Quality H., ATC Cruise Guru & P&O Cruises H., James Boag H., 2d ATC Nivison S., L. Producer.

Little Favours (Falvelon). 4 wins to 1050m, A$120,710, BRC Mount Franklin H., Eureka Stud H., 3d BRC Mick Dittman P., L. Producer.

Sun Moon Lake. Unraced. Dam of-

Borris in Ossory (King Cugat). 11 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$228,490, to 2019-20, SAJC Fleurieu Milk Company H., TAB H., Gawler & Barossa JC Coopers H., 2d Murray Bridge Gold Cup, L.

    Press Statement x Hold Me Closer Colt (Melb Premier Lot 214)
    FOH $230,000.00
    GST $23,000.00
    Agent Fee $6,900.00
    Insurance $10,925.00
    Vobis Nom. $0.00
    Vobis Gold Nom. $1,100.00
    Inglis Race Series $3,500.00
    Vet advice $1,000.00
    FOH Scope $200.00
    Transport (from Oaklands) $200.00
    Ongoing Fees to 31 December 2020 $38,704.79
    Acquisition Exp. $3,000.00
    Total (incl GST) $318,529.79
    10% share (incl GST) $31,852.98
    5% share (incl GST) $15,926.49

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