Another Fastnet 2YO Impresses

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 12

The Sandown meeting on Wednesday started with a double for champion sire Fastnet Rock with smart filly Cloudbreaker stamping herself as a horse to follow.

Prepared at Lindsay Park by the Hayes / Dabernig team, Cloudbreaker was second on debut to the Godolphin colt Marnix and then won at the provincials before carrying that good form into tougher metropolitan company.

Cloudbreaker as a yearlingRidden by Dwayne Dunn, she overcame an outside gate to hit the line hard and win the 1300m contest by the best part of a length.

“She got beaten by a smart one at Geelong and then was tough when she won the next start and has dug deep again today,” said Dunn.

“She’s doing this on raw talent and will be much better at three when she gets out to a mile.”

A modest $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Aquis Farm draft for Mark Pilkington, Cloudbreaker was bred by Emirates Park and is the second winner from Charge Forward mare Surf Poet, a full sister to stakes-winner Rush and half-sister to Group I winner Sweet Idea and Group II winner Showtime.


The Lindsay Park team won the next race with another well bred Fastnet Rock in By a Whisker (3g Fastnet Rock x Cats Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus).

He scored a neck win over 1300 metres at his second run since being gelded and can go forward from here.

A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft for Lindsay Park/ Andrew Williams Bloodstock, By a Whisker is a full brother to Group I winner Catchy and is the sixth winner from six foals to race from Group II winner Cats Whisker, all of those winners sired by Fastnet Rock!

Cats Whisker had a brief flirtation with Pierro, resulting in a filly now named Adorable Miss that made $1.1million at Inglis Easter last year when bought by Orbis Bloodstock.

She has since resumed her partnership with Fastnet Rock and has a yearling filly and a colt foal and was covered by him again last year.



Race Result - Ladbrokes (Rs0mw) 1300m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:18.94
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: D Dunn 57
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Surf Poet (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Cafe Rizu
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 57
2f Rubick (AUS) x Calm Smytzer (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Miss Inbetween
T: M J Mehegan J: J Noonan 57
2f Fighting Sun (AUS) x Ruby Ninetails (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
The Watchman
T: G Eurell J: Damien Thornton 59
2g More Than Ready (USA) x Follonica (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
The Catch
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Craig Williams 59
2c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Curtana (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: Anthony Freedman J: M Zahra 59
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Count Your Fingers (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders, Vic
B: Group 1 Bloodstock
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $32,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Stonehouse Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Two Bays Farm
Queen Of Rocks
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Dowager Queen (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Art Glass
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 57
2f Sebring (AUS) x Crystal Flute (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Perfect World
T: Anthony Freedman J: D Oliver 57
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Fiorentina (AUS) (Dubai Destination (USA))
Blessed Award
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: B Melham 59
2c Shamus Award (AUS) x Blessed Sue (AUS) (Statoblest (IRE))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Currie 59
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Of The Desert (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
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