Another Juvenile Winner for Fastnet Rock

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday July 20

Champion sire Fastnet Rock has had a productive season with his two year-olds adding a tenth juvenile winner to the tally on Tuesday when talented filly Testa Rock overcame appalling conditions to salute at Ballarat.

Testa Rock wins in freezing torrential rain - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

The Lindsay Park trained filly faced sheeting rain and freezing temperatures for her second start, but put a brave face on despite a wide barrier adding to her woes.

Allowed to find her feet by Josh Richards, Testa Rock gradually made her way past the field and forged clear at the finish to win by three lengths, atoning for her narrow defeat on debut last month.

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A $500,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Baramul Stud draft for Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock, Testa Rock is the first winner from Group II placed Samartested, a half-sister to dual Group I winner Samaready, the dam of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and $2.4million earner Exhilarates.

Samartested has a weanling filly by Exceed and Excel and went to Written Tycoon last spring.

Testa Rock is the tenth Aussie 2YO winner this season for Fastnet Rock, who has sired juvenile stakes-winners O’President, Acrobat and Sneaky Five.

The champion son of Danehill stands at Coolmore this spring at a fee of $165,000.

Fastnet Rock has had a great season with his 2YO's.


 

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Race Result - Ajm Contracting Mdn Plate 1200m

Ballarat Synthetic Track: Synthetic Time: 1:13.26
1
Testa Rock
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: Josh Richards 53
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Samartested (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock
2
3.0
Wildfire Rose
T: E W Nichols J: Ms A Bryan 55.5
4m War (AUS) x Oamaru Rose (AUS) (Oamaru Force (AUS))
3
3.8
Benz Baron
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Ben Allen 57
2g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Prostar (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $325,000
V:Riversdale, Scone, NSW
B: Mick Price Racing
4
4.2
Potato Pete
T: M M Laurie J: Ethan Brown 59.5
3c Vancouver (AUS) x Procrastination (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
5
5.0
Sunset Aperitivo
T: S P Nichols J: Kiran Quilty 56.5
3g Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Meditrina (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
6
9.0
Hanibal Hero
T: B J McCarthy J: Zac Spain 57
2g The Brothers War (USA) x Miss Cacciatore (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
7
9.1
Top Arctic
T: Logan McGill J: W Gordon 57
2g Frosted (USA) x Nevermore (USA) (Unbridled (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $62,000
V:Basinghall Farm, Nagambie
B: Top Pick Bloodstock
8
9.8
Press Start
T: Henry Dwyer J: John Allen 57.5
3f Press Statement (AUS) x Rossarita (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis January (Early) Online Sale $14,000
V:Owners
B: The Balvenie / EPM Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Hickman Racing/Ferguson Bloodstock
9
13.1
Thunder Fox
T: L Smith J: Lachlan Neindorf 59.5
3g Kuroshio (AUS) x Hayley's Thunder (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $23,000
V:Kelly Thoroughbreds, Sale
B: Paul Willetts Bloodstock Consultancy
10
14.6
Klondike Strike
T: C W McDonald J: B Prebble 59.5
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Alteza Real (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $100,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone, NSW
B: McDonald Racing
11
18.3
Jandara
T: Micheal Newton J: Jack Martin 57.5
4m Strategic Maneuver (AUS) x Lady Chopin (AUS) (Distant Music (USA))
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