2011 Footstepsinthesand (Giant's Causeway) x Croanda (Grand Lodge)

Magnificent physical specimen … 3-time Group 2 winner & Group 1 placed … ½ brother to 4 stakes performers … only son of unbeaten 2YO & proven Group 1 sire, Footstepsinthesand (67 stakes winners) standing in Australia … commenced stud duties in 2020.



Michelle Payne believes Kaspersky can cause a stir in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington in November after his excellent fifth-place finish in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. 

The Melbourne-Cup wining jockey gave the six-year-old colt a stellar ride in a hotly-contested 1600-metre opener at the five-day meeting, hitting the line strongly behind odds-on favourite Ribchester, who set a new track record. Another steaming hot day in the London area ensured a fast-paced track on the straight mile course and after a slow start out of the gate, Payne had Kaspersky in the frame for a place coming into the home straight.

However, she wasn’t able to coax him past Mutakayyef, Deauville and Spectre, who finished in the minor places.

Payne believes her mount, trained by British-based Australian handler Jane Chapple-Hyam can make a splash in Melbourne, which is where he’ll head later this year.

“Obviously the pace was frantic, running a track record,” Payne said. “But he really went to sleep out of the barriers, we were happy with that because we wanted him to be hitting the line.

“Fifth in a Group 1 against some of the best milers you could have thrown at you, so absolutely thrilled with that run.

“If he comes over for the old Emirates Stakes ... he’s going to be a real live chance, so really rapt with the run.

“I’m just rapt that we ran a really respectable race and we’re going to have some fun going forward.” - The Australian

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