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Paratroopers Wins Theo Marks Stakes
Woodlands Stud sire Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a major group success when his home-bred 3YO colt Paratroopers (Commands-Crew, by Sanction) won the $200,000 Gr2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney. Paratroopers (ridden by Darren Beadman for trainer John Hawkes) defeated 6YO mare Perfect Promise (Caesour-Meretricious, by Dancing Champ) & 4YO entire Outback Prince (Desert Prince-Terrestial, by Star Watch). Paratroopers now has 4 wins (also including the $1 million Listed Golden Rose over 1400m at Rosehill on August 27) & 2 placings in 9 starts for $936,525 prize-money.