16 for Deep Field
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday May 28
It's becoming a hot contest at the top of the Australian first season sire list with Better Than Ready moving to 18 winners on Sunday and Deep Field chasing hard to post a 16th winner at Ballarat on Monday when talented colt Three Beans cruised to an impressive debut win.

Three Beans as a yearlingTrained by Team Hawkes, Three Beans was a short priced favourite and was never in doubt, travelling up on the pace and kicking clear to win the 1100 metre scamper by a length and a half beating older rivals.

A $220,000 Magic Millions purchase for Spendthrift Farm from the Torryburn Stud draft, Three Beans was bred by Torryburn and is the first winner for Mrs Boxall, a three-quarter sister by Fastnet Rock to stakes-winner Miss Gai Flyer from the family of Group I winners Ha Ha, Southern Speed and Go Indy Go.

Torryburn Stud sold the current yearling from Mrs Boxall, a colt by I Am Invincible, at Inglis Easter this year for $1.2 million to James Harron Bloodstock.

The last two months of the racing season will be interesting to watch how the battle unfolds between Better Than Ready and Deep Field, who has a distinct numerical advantage.

Deep Field has a first crop of some 191 foals, whereas Better Than Ready has just 106.

At present their stats are remarkably similar with Better Than Ready siring his 18 winners (three stakes-winners) from 39 runners , while Deep Field has 16 (two stakes-winners) from 40.

Deep Field stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $44,000 and Better Than Ready stands at Lyndhurst Stud at a fee of $33,000.

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