First Australian Winner for Fighting Sun

Mark Smith - Sunday January 21

The Brad Widdup-trained Sunfighter made a winning career debut in Sunday's Pierro @ Coolmore Hcp (1100 metres) at Wyong to credit Sun Stud's Fighting Sun with his second winner and first in Australia.

Among the best to begin for Christian Reith, Sunfighter sat outside the pacesetting Sassy Charlie before taking control on the turn and then hold the challenge of the solidly backed Dundeel filly Sunreel by a length with Sassy Charlie (Myboycharlie) a half-length back in third.

Sunfighter (pictured as a yearling ) is a two-time veteran of the sales ring.

She was purchased by Amarina Farm for $65,000 out of the Sun Stud draft at the 2016 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale then failed to make her $70,000 reserve at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Racing in the colours of Jadeskye Racing, the sturdily made grey is the second foal of the winning Darci Brahma mare Sky Flyte, a daughter of the stakes-placed 5-time winner Magique Sky who hails from the family of Lonhro, Grosvenor and Lankan Rupee.

An undefeated son of Northern Meteor, Fighting Sun has four lots catalogued for the Inglis Classic Sale and 17 headed for the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.


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