Larneuk based Cluster (Fastnet Rock) has produced some exceptional results at the trials and on race day over the past few months.
Gee Gee’s Darl a filly the Geards purchased at the 2018 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $45,000 won the first 2YO race of the season at Elwick on Saturday she not only won for her owners the first prizemoney of almost $12,000 but they also picked up a breeding incentive bonus of $16,000.
From a total of 3 starts she has won and run 2 seconds earning $44,075.
#GEEGEESDARL 2F (Clusterx Speedy Sky) is #Cluster first 2yo to hit racetrack wins on debut in Hobart Tasmania for #GEEGEESTUD earning the inaugural @BreedersTas Bonus of $20K @TasracingAus @mmsnippets pic.twitter.com/gRkFOKOrQq— Larneuk(unofficial) (@StudLarneuk) November 17, 2018
Around the country Cluster’s 2yo have had strong trials.
The Bryan Guy trained Bunched blew them away at her 1st trial on the Gold Coast. Bunched is raced by D B Guy, Ms I Suwunnavid, T Fleming, C Jones, D W Brittain, L A Mackenzie-Ross, J McCormack, G Mcdonald, G A Willemson, J Knoll, W R Stephens, A J Mcnamara, B J Gilbert, C Miller, L O’Sullivan & M J Power.
Bunched (Cluster x Amouage) pic.twitter.com/bR0kO02X5W— Knightsbridge (@KBloodstock) January 24, 2019
Another Bryan Guy trained Cluster, a filly named Voltri raced by D B Guy, Ms I Suwunnavid, C M Miller, B J Gilbert & D B Hurley, also put in a promising effort in her trial on the Gold Coast.
Voltri (Cluster x Grand Manners) pic.twitter.com/V2qcxXezzl— Knightsbridge (@KBloodstock) January 24, 2019
In Melbourne Ben Brisbourne gave the Cluster x Angel of Capri a Jump Out in Bendigo.
Cluster was lightning quick: finishing second in the Group Three San Domenico in his first run at three, he was a neck third in the Group Two Stutt Stakes and capped off his career with a brilliant victory in the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes. Better still, the acorn hasn’t fallen far from the tree as he is really ‘stamping’ his progeny, as evidenced by the first of his yearlings selling up to $72,000 at 2018 yearling sales – 12 times service fee.
Those yearlings ended up in the good stables too: Greg Eurell, Henry Dwyer, Bryan Guy, Terry Evans, Ben Brisbourne etc etc. … and you can rest assured they’ll be targeting eligible races such as the $1 million VOBIS Sires ‘The Showdown’ at Caulfield next year, or the many millions on offer for other VOBIS races. Cluster stands this season at a fee of just $6,600 inc. GST.
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