Fastnet Rock Filly Impressive on Debut

Champion sire Fastnet Rock produced the quinella in the juvenile maiden at Geelong on Thursday with the Yulong Investments colours carried to a very easy victory by the winner Fresh (2f Fastnet Rock x Mother’s Milk, by Savabeel).

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly Fresh was a class above her rivals, dashing clear to win the 1125 metre maiden by three lengths over another Fastnet Rock filly in Personal, turning in a dominant display as a well backed favourite.

Winning rider Jye McNeil was full of praise for Fresh.

“She gave me a pretty nice feel,” he said.

“They can’t do it much easier on debut that that.”

A $380,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Baramul Stud draft for Yulong Investments, Fresh is the fourth winner from stakes-placed Savabeel mare Mother’s Milk.

Baramul Stud will offer the full brother to Fresh at Magic Millions 2020 as Lot 565.

The Listed BRC Phelan Ready Stakes at Doomben on Wednesday provided promising colt Rathlin (2c Fastnet Rock x Wiener, by More Than Ready) with a ticket into the Magic Millions 2YO Classic when he strode clear for an easy victory.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Rathlin was a last start second in the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ballarat and showed good improvement from that outing to score a three length win in the 1110 metre dash.

A $725,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Kitchwin Hills draft for Aquis Farm, Rathlin has now won over $121,000 in prizemoney securing his place in the field for the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic next month.

A three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group III winner and sire Hinchinbrook, Rathlin is the eighth winner from eight to race from Wiener, but is the first stakes-winner from the half-sister by More Than Ready to Group I winner and champion sire Snitzel.

Rathlin is the 154th stakes-winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock, who has 28 entries for Magic Millions 2020.

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