With five runners in this weekend’s Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes headed by the favourite Catchy, Fastnet Rock is having a great season with his two year-olds and added an exciting debut winner to the tally on Tuesday in Shoals (2f Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, by Hussonet).
The Lee and Anthony Freedman trained filly was easy in the market, but stalked the leader for Daniel Moore and sped away in the straight to win the 1100 metre maiden at Seymour as she pleased by four lengths.
It was a sensational debut for a filly that is entered for both the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Group II ATC Percy Sykes Stakes at The Championships next month.
Shoals was retained to race by her breeders Arrowfield Stud and Jonathan Munz and is the first foal of The Broken Shore, who was bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $1.9 million at the Magic Millions Teeley Assets Dispersal in 2014.
A metropolitan winner by Hussonet, The Broken Shore is a half-sister to Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors as well as Group III winner Sliding Cube and stakes-winner Echoes of Heaven.