Sire: Denman

Dam: Watchme

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 3 yo

Foaled: Nov 05, 2015

Country: AUS

Sale info: Lot 467 at

Purchase price: AUD 80,000  (Price is inclusive of GST but does not include current costs)

Horse Description:

An unlucky but very promising second at his first start speaks very well of his future. He has a live nomination for the Golden Rose and is on schedule.





Bay colt       Foaled 2015 

DENMAN LonhroOctagonal (NZ)Zabeel
Shadea (NZ)Straight Strike (USA)
PeachVainWilkes (Fr)
Market MaidMarscay
Bel EspritRoyal Academy (USA)Nijinsky
Sky WatchStar WatchBletchingly
ValrenaMexicano II (Fr)

DENMAN (AUS) (Brown 2006-Stud 2010). 9 wins-3 at 2, STC Golden Rose S., Gr.1. Sire of 408 rnrs, 261 wnrs, 12 SW, inc. Hot King Prawn (HKJC Premier Bowl H., Gr.2), Fitocracy, Kuro, Pinch River, Ragged Rascal, Merriest, Deja Blue, Secret Trail, Dendee, Law - Turf Sprint (H.K.), Shigeru Sendan, Angaston, SP East Rand, Handsome Rebel, Humma Humma, Muswellbrook, She Knows, Belter, Denmagic, Ozi Choice, Sister Sunday, Kanga's Eye, Neapolitan, etc.


1st dam

WATCHME, by Bel Esprit. Winner at 1250m, SAJC Pewsey Vale P., 2d SAJC Alan Sheppard H. Half-sister to LIM'S FIGHTER, RISKY BUSINESS. Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Kanga's Eye (f by Denman) Winner at 1100m in 2017-18, 2d ATC Gimcrack S., L, TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Schweppes H.

 Raja Mahesa (g by Nicconi) 2 wins at 1200m in Malaysia and Singapore, 2d Singapore TC Panasonic Security Systems S.

 Watching (c by Denman) See below.


2nd dam

SKY WATCH, by Star Watch. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, A$316,235, QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.2, AJC Angst H., L, STC Quick Eze H., L, Simulcast 2YO H., 2d STC Ansett Australia S., Gr.1, Nijinsky H., Illawarra TC Kembla Grange Cup, AJC Frank Hanley H., Birthday H., Mandarin Eastern Suburbs Welter H., STC Mona H., Foltene H., 3d STC Sky High S., L, Night Raid Cup, 4th Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, Gosford Gold Cup, Gr.3. Half-sister to SWIFT CHEVAL, VAIN TOP. Dam of 10 named foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

LIM'S FIGHTER (g Flying Spur) 13 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 383,516Rgt., S$1,472,893 in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Kranji Sprint, L, Selangor TC Carlsberg Gold Cup, Class 1 H., Singapore TC Open H.-twice, RDA Cup, Kranji A S.-twice, Hewlett-Packard S., Goodwill S., Benchmark 67 H., Class 4 H., 2d Penang TC Yang di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC 3YO Challenge (2nd Leg), L, 3YO Challenge (1st Leg), L, Lion City Cup, L-twice, EW Barker Trophy, L, Saas Fee S., L, Merlion Trophy, L, Juvenile Championship, L, Open H., Kranji A S., Class 2 H., Progressive H., Progressive S., Australian Jockey Club Trophy, Benchmark 97 H., Class 3 H., 3d Selangor Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Jumbo Jet Trophy, L, Selangor TC Sports Toto Super Challenge Trophy, Sports Toto Supreme Challenge Trophy, Singapore TC Open H.-twice, Class 1 H., Perak TC Class 1 H., Singapore TC Kranji B S., Benchmark 83 H.-twice, 4th Singapore TC 3YO Challenge (3rd Leg), L, Penang Sprint Trophy, L, Singapore TC Kranji Mile, L, Raffles Cup, L, Singapore Guineas, L.

RISKY BUSINESS (g Danehill Dancer) Champion Older Horse & Stayer in Singapore in 2010. 10 wins from 1200m to 2200m, A$2,700, 811,500Rgt., S$1,267,343 in Malaysia and Singapore, Penang TC Yang di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup, L, Selangor TC Piala Emas Sultan Selangor, L, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC Kranji B S., Initiation P., Novice H., Graduation H., Kranji C S., Class 3 H., Singapore Airlines A380 Paris S., 2d Singapore TC Open H.-twice, Kranji C S., Class 3 H., Class 4 H., 3d Selangor TC Piala Emas Sultan Selangor, L, Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, L, Chairman's Trophy, L, Singapore Guineas, L, SAJC Australian Peacekeepers Anniversary 2YO H., Singapore TC Open H., SAJC National Jockeys Trust H., Singapore TC Novice H.-3 times, Graduation S., Kranji C S.

 Sky Fury. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, STC Bride to Be Diamond Day H., Get Jolly at the GG's H., 2d AJC Hardy Amies H., STC De Bortoli Black Noble H., BTC Clubs Queensland H., 3d AJC Captain Cook H., Ashbury H., STC De Bortoli Wines H.

 Watchme. Winner. See above.

 Anchiano. Winner at 2, STC Join the STC 2YO H., 3d AJC Kogarah RSL Club H., San Miguel in Australia H., STC Rosella Reach Out Appeal P.H., 4th STC Peter Pan S., Gr.2.


3rd dam

Valrena, by Mexicano II (Fr). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, AJC PH Osborne H., Tobruk H., STC Glebe Graduation S., 3d VRC Frances Tressady S. Half-sister to JOLLY PETER. Dam of 10 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

SWIFT CHEVAL (c Cheyne Walk) 18 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, A$304,010, AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.2, STC Frederick Clissold H., L, Illawarra TC Brambles Classic H., L, AJC TL Baillieu H., City Tatt's RC P Manettas & Co H., STC Restaurant Caterers H., Baguette Welter H., Royal Parma S., 2d STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Diners Club Cup, Gr.3, AJC Kingster Welter H., 3d AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.3.

SKY WATCH (f Star Watch) 6 wins. See above.

VAIN TOP (c Vain) 20 wins to 1400m, A$129,070, STC Civic H., L, AJC Seine Welter H., Campbelltown H., STC Reckless Welter H., Readymix Concrete H., Hardy Bros Woodchip H., Maurice McCarten S., 2d AJC June S., L.


Race Record: 5 Starts 0-1-1 A$15,130.
2nd Newcastle Club Macquarie Maiden P., 3rd ATC Book Spring Now Maiden H.

Data Provided by Arion Pedigrees



Race Record

Full Race Record for

WATCHING (AUS) 2015 Bay colt
by Denman - Watchme, by Bel Esprit


(in Australia)

31/Jan/20189th of 9--trial--Gosford RC Barrier Trial, 800m. Oxford Tycoon was 1st and Jamaican Dream 2nd and Set to Sizzle 3rd.
12/Jun/20185th of 9--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 730m. Silent Agenda was 1st and Cry of Achilles 2nd and Cossetot 3rd.
07/Jul/20182nd of 8
Newcastle JC Club Macquarie Maiden P., A$34,225, 900m, time 0:53.74. Track good(4). Carried 56.50kg. Silver Melody was 1st and Peyton Place 3rd. Trainer: A & E Cummings. Owner: A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings) & Choices Racing (J B Aplin). Jockey: L Magorrian.A$5,790
21/Jul/20187th of 10
ATC (Randwick) Rosebud Prelude 2YO H., A$98,000, 1000m, time 0:56.84. Track good(4). Carried 55.00kg. Plague Stone was 1st and Witherspoon 2nd and The Tenor 3rd. Trainer: A & E Cummings. Owner: A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings) & Choices Racing (J B Aplin). Jockey: A Adkins.A$2,000
01/Aug/20183rd of 5
ATC (Warwick Farm) Book Spring Now Maiden H., A$36,700, 1100m, time 1:03.40. Track good(4). Carried 55.00kg (allowance -2.00kg). Charge was 1st and Altair 2nd. Trainer: A & E Cummings. Owner: A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings) & Choices Racing (J B Aplin). Jockey: S R Weatherley.A$3,960
16/Aug/20184th of 7
Newcastle JC Australian Bloodstock Maiden P., A$30,000, 900m, time 0:52.26. Track good(3). Carried 57.00kg. Happy Bubbles was 1st and Fallgold 2nd and Akeed 3rd. Trainer: A & E Cummings. Owner: A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings) & Choices Racing (J B Aplin). Jockey: J B Mc Donald.A$1,380
28/Aug/201810th of 10--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1050m. King's Peak was 1st and Reiby's Regent 2nd and Gayson 3rd.
05/Sep/20185th of 7
ATC (Kensington) Hong Kong Tour Maiden P., A$44,500, 1150m, time 1:06.57. Track good(4). Carried 57.00kg. Tough Larry was 1st and Voila 2nd and Altair 3rd. Trainer: A & E Cummings. Owner: A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings) & Choices Racing (J B Aplin). Jockey: G Schofield.A$2,000