Something Inevitable for Cornerstone Stud

It was a return to glory of sorts for the 7-year-old pocket rocket The Inevitable (Dundeel {NZ}) this week with a resounding win in the Listed Newmarket H. at Launceston. With rumours of Dubai now in tow, we revisit the old South Australian blood in this story with Cornerstone Stud’s Sam Hayes and the horse’s breeder, Alistair McFarlane.

Up until Wednesday night, it had been a few years since The Inevitable had commanded racing’s headlines. The last time it happened, it was 2019 and the son of Dundeel (NZ) was motoring through stakes wins at Hobart, Flemington, Moonee Valley and Randwick.

On Wednesday, The Inevitable won the Listed Newmarket H. at Launceston by a half-length to stablemate First Accused (Turffontein), notching his second seasonal win in as many starts for trainer Scott Brunton.

It proved a popular win, the 7-year-old gelding bettering his fourth-place finish in the same race last year.

The Inevitable was hardly a slouch the last two seasons, running second in the G2 Bobbie Lewis Quality in 2020 and second in the Listed Tasmanian S. in January, but he hasn’t been as sharp as his 2019 form owing to injury.

It was therefore a significant celebration for the horse to return to stakes company for the first time in 10 months and to win no less, and it was a point of pride for Cornerstone Stud in South Australia too, who had sold The Inevitable as a yearling way back in 2017.

“I remember The Inevitable being a very good-walking yearling,” said Sam Hayes, the principal of Cornerstone Stud. “But he was really small, and the small part of it was something I couldn’t necessarily get past in my mind. I genuinely thought he might be a bit too small to get as good as what he has become.”

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Copy: Thoroughbred Daily News Aus NZ

By |2022-12-02T04:30:24+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Cornerstone Stud News, News|