September 19 - Five
year-old Stratum gelding Social Rank sizzled in the $45,600 Hurricane Stakes at
Newcastle on Wednesday, running his rivals ragged to win the 900 metre dash by
more than a length.
Trained on the track by Paul Perry, Social Rank was having second run back from a spell and looks set for another great campaign.
A $90,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer from the Southern Cross Breeders draft, Social Rank has the overall record of seven wins from 19 starts with prizemoney in excess of $150,000.
Social Rank (pictured as a yearling) was foaled and raised at Riversdale Farm for his breeder Catherine Remond and is a three-quarter brother to Macau based stakes-winner Speedy Leo.
He is the first foal for unraced Snippets mare Leonina, a daughter of stakes-placed Frisky Lady from the family of Group III winners Graceful Anna and News Alert going back to Golden Slipper winner Star Watch.
Leonina has a yearling colt by Nicconi and is due to foal to Dane Shadow.
Social Rank is one of 16 winners since the start of the month for Stratum, who is in red hot form.