Back to Back Stakes Wins for Russian to the Bar

Tara Madgwick - Sunday March 3

A half-brother to $1.7million earning Group II winner Kissonallforcheeks, three year-old Russian Revolution gelding Russian to the Bar made it back to back stakes wins when taking out the Listed WATC Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Trained by Luke Fernie and ridden by Chris Parnham, he scored a half length win as a short priced favourite taking his overall record to four wins from six starts with earnings topping $230,000.

Russian to the Bar was strong to the line and connections are hopeful of stretching him out to a classic trip with the Group II WATC Derby on April 13 on the radar.

Russian to the Bar has won four from six - image Western Racepix

A half-brother to Group II VRC Let's Elope Stakes winner and Group I Winterbottom Stakes runner-up Kissonallforcheeks, Russian To The Bar was a $200,000 buy for his trainer from the Dawson Stud draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Perth Winter Yearling Sale which he topped, having previously not made his reserve at the Classic Yearling Sale.

Foaled and raised at Newhaven Park for Dawson Stud, he is the third winner from four to race for the talented stakes-winning Blackfriars mare Rosie Rocket, who foaled a Capitalist filly last spring and is now in foal to Dundeel.




Race Result - Lex Piper Stakes LR 1600m

Ascot Track: Good(4) Time: 1:36.03
Russian To The Bar
- 3g Russian Revolution (AUS) x Rosie Rocket (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
Tnr: Luke Fernie Rdr: Chris Parnham 56
MM Perth Winter Yearling Sale $200,000
Seller: Dawson Stud, Myalup, WA (As Agent)
Buyer: Luke Fernie
A Lot Of Good Men
- 3c A Lot (USA) x Cosmah Domination (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
Tnr: T M Andrews Rdr: P Harvey 55.5
MM Perth Yearling Sale $42,500
Seller: Mungrup Pty Ltd
Buyer: Trevor Andrews
- 3g A Lot (USA) x Hottington (AUS) (Red Hot Choice (AUS))
Tnr: S J Wolfe Rdr: Joseph Azzopardi 55.5
MM Perth Yearling Sale $20,000
Seller: Willaview Park, Narrikup, WA
Buyer: Commercial Bloodstock Services P/L (FBAA)
Royal Toronado
- 3g Toronado (IRE) x Harada Queen (AUS) (Haradasun (AUS))
Tnr: G & A Williams Rdr: Michael Poy 54
Buckets Ridge
- 3g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Reveille (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Tnr: G & A Williams Rdr: Jordan Turner 54
Autumn Rebel
- 3c The Autumn Sun (AUS) x Rebel Queen (AUS) (Universal Ruler (AUS))
Tnr: D T McAuliffe Rdr: C Johnston-Porter 55
Cosmic Crusader
- 3g Maurice (JPN) x Cosmic Storm (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
Tnr: Ms D Riordan Rdr: B Parnham 55
Mr Talentino
- 3g Maschino (AUS) x Talent School (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: Campbell McCallum Rdr: Luke Campbell 54
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