Nothing To Lose has been showing his versatility by consistently getting winners and placegetters from 1200m to 2150m. Over the last 10 days Nothing To Lose has had 6 to race from his current 2 and 3 year old crops in Brisbane and the provincial areas (as well as internationally) where he has recorded 1 winner, 1 second placegetter and 3 third placegetters.
Epic Terra (3YO gelding) was his most recent horse to race and posted a 5.8 length win at Murwillumbah over 1200m on Labour Day. A day earlier Itchintowin (2YO filly) was narrowly defeated in a 2YO QTIS race over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast and on Saturday, Collector (3Y0 gelding) ran a courageous race over 2150m at Ipswich to finish a gallant third. A week prior, Everything To Gain (3YO gelding) also finished third in a 3YO QTIS race over 1200m at Eagle Farm while Senora Nenita finished third over 1400m in Manilla.
There are some exciting times ahead for some of these young horses with both Collector and Itchintowin nominated for the Group 1 Queensland Derby and the Group 1 TJ Smith respectively. Venture On is another very smart galloper by Nothing To Lose who is in the Brian Smith stable and is being targeted at the Brisbane Winter Carnival where he has been nominated for the Group 2 Queensland Guineas.
One interesting fact that has been discovered about Nothing To Lose (pictured) is that he is bred on a similar cross to Coolmore Stud’s new stallion, Lookin At Lucky. The breeding is similar in the fact that Nothing To Lose is by Sky Classic who is out of No Class and Lookin At Lucky is by Smart Strike who is out of a daughter of No Class. Smart Strike is also the sire of Curlin and English Channel to name a few.
In addition to this, Nothing To Lose is out of a Clever Trick mare and Lookin At Lucky’s second dam is by Clever Trick. Nothing To Lose and Lookin At Lucky are both Group 1 winners with Lookin At Lucky standing at almost 3 times that of Nothing To Lose. Lookin At Lucky was the first colt to be crowned champion at 2 and 3 in America in 31 years – joining exceptional sires Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. He was also a triple Group 1 winner at 2.
Nothing To Lose has had a very successful season at stud last year, serving 96 mares and being the 4th most popular stallion in Queensland. To date, he has still only had a total of 20 runners to the track but has already had Silver City, a 2YO stakeswinner in New Zealand.
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