Edison Brings Timely Inglis Classic Update

Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 20

There were four Randwick winners on Saturday that have siblings in upcoming sales and one of them is talented Fastnet Rock gelding Edison, who scored his first win in open company when saluting over 1400m.

Edison wins at Randwick - image Steve Hart

Prepared by Bjorn Baker, Edison has been allowed to quietly work his way through the grades and was a last start winner in a Benchmark 88 event at Rosehill on December 5.

He travelled on the speed for Tim Clark and gave notice of more wins to come when surging clear to win by a length and a half.


“We’ve always had a really good opinion of him and I was grateful to get him as a well bred youngster for Highclere and he’s really dominant now,” said Bjorn Baker.

“Of his last six starts, he’s won four of them and kept going up and up, so now he’s off to the Magic Millions.”

Edison was a $310,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Segenhoe draft for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Australia) Ltd and has the overall record of six wins and five placings from 17 starts with prizemoney in excess of $475,000.

Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds, Edison is the first winner for A Million Tears, a winning half-sister by Street Cry (IRE) to Group I winner Invest from Group I winner Unearthly.

The current yearling from A Million Tears is a colt by Fastnet Rock’s champion son Merchant Navy that will be offered by Valiant Stud as agent for Fairway at Inglis Classic as Lot 438.



Race Result - Bisley Workwear Hcp 1400m

Randwick Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:23.06
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark 54
4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x A Million Tears (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Australia) Ltd
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 53
4g Lonhro (AUS) x Kona (AUS) (New Approach (IRE))
T: Bjorn Baker J: J Parr 59
7m Snitzel (AUS) x Kirovskaya (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Darby Racing
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tom Sherry 58
7g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Special Mission (NZ) (Towkay (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn, NSW
B: Spendthrift Farm
Passage Of Time
T: Joseph Pride J: B Avdulla 58.5
7g Northern Meteor (AUS) x Crystal Gauntlet (AUS) (Marscay (AUS))
T: J & G Lee J: J Innes Jnr 52
5g Highly Recommended (AUS) x Splash (NZ) (Captain Rio (GB))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $100,000
V:Riversley Park Ltd
B: Mr PK Bibby
T: Kurt Goldman J: Cejay Graham 51
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Radar (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Romani Girl
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 54
5m Reliable Man (GB) x Gypsy Jewels (AUS) (Jade Robbery (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: B K Racing
T: M J Dunn J: R Dolan 52
4g Sebring (AUS) x Tresor (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson
Special Missile
T: R & M Freedman J: K Mc Evoy 54.5
7g Smart Missile (AUS) x Quiet Meadow (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Bill Mitchell (FBAA)
Irish Songs
T: Kurt Goldman J: Ms K Nisbet 52
5g Shamus Award (AUS) x Lucky Songs (NZ) (Johar (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Kurt Goldman
T: J & G Lee J: Ms K O'Hara 52
5g Haradasun (AUS) x Alicia Markova (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
NZB Festival Yearling Sale $7,000
V:Grangewilliam Stud
B: Mr CT Faulkner
Cradle Mountain
T: Clare Cunningham J: Regan Bayliss 57
7g West Quest (CAN) x From Japan (NZ) (Jungle Pocket (JPN))
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $4,000
V:Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
B: J Collison
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