Skilled (AUS)
Skilled is a value for money son of Commands

(Commands-Dextrous, by Quest For Fame)
Stands 2017 at Riverbank Agistment, VIC, for $3,300

Skilled is a boom 2YO – winner of the Gr1 Champagne Stakes, the Listed TL Baillieu, and second in the Gr1 AJC Sires’ Produce – who carried his form through as a 3YO where he raced solely in stakes company. Skilled ran second in the Gr1 Randwick Guineas to Ilovethiscity, and picked up several other stakes placing during that season also.

Skilled is one of eleven Gr1 winners for his sire Commands, whose total stud record numbers 73 stakes winners. Commands took a while to make his mark at stud, living in the shadow of his Gr1 winning brother Danewin, but once he hit his straps, his stock proved to be tough, fast types who thrilled racegoers.

The first crop of Skilled is nearing the end of their 3YO season, and to date he has produced 15 winners including several city winners in the current season, such as So Skilled, Little Elsa, and the 2YO winners Cayman Dayze, and Pecans (who also placed fourth in the Listed ATC Reginald Allen Handicap). Another who shows promise is Altered, who recently ran fourth in the Listed Macau Lisboa Challenge Final against the older horse.

Skilled is out of group winner Dextrous, who has been brilliant as a broodmare, leaving group winners Skilled, Sidestep, and Ambidexter. This is the family founded by Champion mare Emancipation (dam of group winner and Derby second Royal Pardon, and granddam of Gr1 winners Railings, and Virage de Fortune).

Breeders who want precocity at a reasonable price should seriously consider Skilled. 

 

Progeny

SKILLED 3 wins at 2, A$581,850, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, STC TL Baillieu H., L, AJC Pagewood 2YO H., 2d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Gothic S., L, 3d ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, BRC BTC Classic, Gr.3, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 4th VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3. He entered stud in Aust. in 2012. Sire of 55 progeny to race, 20 winners (36.0%), earnings of over $590,000, inc.


Miss Jane (13f, El Moxie, Zabeel). 3 wins to 1250m to 2017-18, SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H.

Cayman Dayze (13f, Xaar, New Regent). 2 wins at 2, Oakbank RC Big Screen Video 2YO H., 3d SAJC William Hill P., MAC Stop Drug Driving H.

So Skilled (13g, Spectrum, Last Tycoon). 2 wins at 1200m in 2016-17, SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., Schweppes H., 3d SAJC Schweppes P.

Lady Skills (13f, Grandera, Salieri). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, 2d MRC Elaren Security Services H., Win a Car at Highways H., 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H.

Little Elsa (13f, Cape Cross, Anabaa). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m to 2016-17, TRC Sparks Business Development 2YO P., TTC Get Well R Cossins H., 2d TRC Hazell Bros H., TTC CRE Solutions H., 3d TRC Coopers Automotive 2YO P., Winning Edge H.

Altered (13g, Lonhro, Thunder Gulch). Winner at 1500m in 2016-17, 3d BRC Carlton Mid H., 4th Macau Lisboa Challenge Final, L.

Regina del Nilo (14f, Savoire Vivre, Poacher's Moon). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18.

Valiant Green (14g, Grandera, Salieri). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Conwoman (13f, Fuji Kiseki, Alquoz). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18.

Crying Cheetah (13g, Danehill, Bold Rancher). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18.

Pecans (13f, Procol Harum, Aurealis). Winner at 2, 4th ATC Reginald Allen H., L.

Trampers (13f, Dolphin Street, Star Pak). Winner at 2.

Skilled Hunter (13g, High Rolling, The Challenge). Winner at 1400m in 2016-17.

Undetected (13g, Gold Ace, Hegemony). Winner at 1000m in 2016-17.

Kamindu (13g, Dash for Cash, Dolphin Street). Winner at 1500m in 2016-17.

The Skrill (13g, Delzao, Aliocha). Winner at 1400m in 2016-17.

Leishman (13g, Jetball, Sir Tristram). Winner at 1400m in 2016-17.

Tradies Tea Break (13g, Octagonal, Zephyr Bay). Winner at 1100m in 2016-17.

Skilled Magic (13g, Dash for Cash, Western Symphony). Winner at 1000m in 2016-17.

Stately Lady (13f, Last Tycoon, Papal Power). Winner at 1500m in 2016-17.

Fiscal Fantasy (14f, Papal Power, Imposing). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

Skill Set (14f, Our Maizcay, Bellotto). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Redeemable (13f, Hussonet, Godswalk). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Exalted Jenni (13f, Blevic, Delgado). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Skilled Assassin (13g, Armidale, Been There). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

He's Got Skills (13g, Beautiful Crown, Biscay Wonder). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Myopic (13f, Sirius Slew, Rubiton). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Charlie Bubbles (13g, Bel Esprit, Woodman). Placed at 2 & 3 to 2016-17.

Skillriva (13f, Peintre Celebre, Thirty Six Red). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Brainstorm (13f, Hurricane Sky, Go Dancer). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Acceptances

2017-09-21: 14:00, Race 2, Pakenham RC Polytrack Maiden P. (1200m) A$25,000; 3yo g Come on Carl (Skilled-Lake Cada by Skilful Star)
2017-09-22: 13:00, Race 1, Geelong RC Bet365 Maiden P. (1900m) A$24,375; 4yo f Love in Vain (Skilled-Sadlers Brigg (NZ) by Montjeu (IRE))
2017-09-22: 15:55, Race 6, Geelong RC Geelong Homes H. (1200m) A$30,000; 4yo f Lady Skills (Skilled-Lady Green by Grandera (IRE))
2017-09-23: 15:16, Race 5, SAJC Ubet H. (1250m) A$34,400; 4yo g So Skilled (Skilled-Vignette by Spectrum (IRE))
2017-09-24: 15:25, Race 5, TRC Crown Lager H. (1100m) A$14,000; 4yo f Little Elsa (Skilled-Walvis Bay (NZ) by Cape Cross (IRE))

1-2-3 Results

09/09/2017: Skill Set (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Elite Vision by Our Maizcay); 2nd Armidale JC Bidfood Armidale Maiden P., A$10,000 1400m, earning A$1,730
08/09/2017: Crying Cheetah (AUS) 4yo g (Skilled-Pamela's Hill by Danehill (USA)); 1st Beaudesert RC XXXX Maiden P., A$14,000 1200m, earning A$9,100
05/09/2017: Lady Skills (AUS) 4yo f (Skilled-Lady Green by Grandera (IRE)); 1st Pakenham RC XXXX Gold H., A$20,000 1400m, earning A$11,000
02/09/2017: Miss Jane (AUS) 4yo f (Skilled-Silent Mode by El Moxie (USA)); 2nd SAJC Schweppes H., A$45,000 1250m, earning A$8,000
16/08/2017: Lady Skills (AUS) 4yo f (Skilled-Lady Green by Grandera (IRE)); 2nd MRC Win a Car at Highways H., A$40,000 1300m, earning A$7,200
12/08/2017: Miss Jane (AUS) 4yo f (Skilled-Silent Mode by El Moxie (USA)); 1st SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., A$29,400 1250m, earning A$18,000
07/08/2017: Regina del Nilo (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Phyl's Choice by Savoire Vivre (GB)); 1st Swan Hill JC Bottle O Maiden P., A$21,450 1200m, earning A$12,100
01/08/2017: Conwoman (AUS) 4yo f (Skilled-Fraud Queen by Fuji Kiseki (JPN)); 1st Warrnambool RC Ace Radio Maiden P., A$22,000 1200m, earning A$12,100
31/07/2017: He's Got Skills (AUS) 4yo g (Skilled-Scottish Tiara by Beautiful Crown (USA)); 3rd Mildura RC Bottle-O Maiden P., A$20,000 1100m, earning A$1,600
30/07/2017: Charlie Bubbles (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Champagne Flute by Bel Esprit); 3rd Alice Springs TC Colemans Printing Maiden P., A$16,000 1100m, earning A$2,400
30/07/2017: Miss Jane (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Silent Mode by El Moxie (USA)); 1st Gawler & Barossa JC Goldin Farms H., A$15,000 1219m, earning A$10,000
16/07/2017: The Skrill (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Fabulously Fake by Delzao); 2nd Clarence River JC DW Brown Accounting H., A$20,000 3120m, earning A$3,775
14/07/2017: Valiant Green (AUS) 2yo g (Skilled-Lady Green by Grandera (IRE)); 1st Pakenham RC Shinewing Maiden P., A$23,000 1200m, earning A$12,650
10/07/2017: Skilled Assassin (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Look Jonathan by Armidale); 3rd Echuca RC Laser Electrical Maiden P., A$20,000 1600m, earning A$1,600
06/07/2017: Myopic (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Ruby Slew by Sirius Slew (CAN)); 2nd Cranbourne TC Unox Maiden P., A$25,400 1400m, earning A$6,310
02/07/2017: Lady Skills (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Lady Green by Grandera (IRE)); 3rd Sale TC Laurels Function Centre H., A$23,000 1208m, earning A$1,840
18/06/2017: Stately Lady (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Irreversible by Last Tycoon (IRE)); 1st Muswellbrook RC Pluck at Vinery Stud Maiden P., A$20,000 1520m, earning A$11,200
14/06/2017: Miss Jane (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Silent Mode by El Moxie (USA)); 1st Gawler & Barossa JC Wolf Blass Wines Maiden P., A$17,300 1200m, earning A$13,300
12/06/2017: He's Got Skills (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Scottish Tiara by Beautiful Crown (USA)); 3rd Murray Bridge RC Classicbet Maiden P., A$12,900 900m, earning A$1,400
11/06/2017: Skilled Assassin (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Look Jonathan by Armidale); 3rd Swan Hill JC No Fuss Event Hire Maiden P., A$33,800 1600m, earning A$1,840
09/06/2017: Skilled Assassin (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Look Jonathan by Armidale); 2nd Swan Hill JC Hygain Maiden P., A$25,000 1200m, earning A$3,910
03/06/2017: The Skrill (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Fabulously Fake by Delzao); 3rd Narrabri JC Benchmark 49 H., A$7,190 1930m, earning A$475
30/05/2017: The Skrill (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Fabulously Fake by Delzao); 3rd Armidale JC West Tamworth Leagues P., A$20,000 1900m, earning A$1,890
30/05/2017: Skilled Magic (AUS) 3yo g (Skilled-Fastest Dash by Dash for Cash); 1st Hawkesbury RC Thomson Geer Lawyers Maiden H., A$28,900 1000m, earning A$16,800
26/05/2017: Pecans (AUS) 3yo f (Skilled-Walnut by Procol Harum (NZ)); 2nd Geelong RC Barwon Foods H., A$20,000 1300m, earning A$3,400