Promising young sire Haradasun has had a string of promising winners in recent weeks with the Gai Waterhouse trained Masahiko (3g Haradasun x Saffie Darlingby Catrail) adding to the tally when scoring at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Masahiko was narrowly beaten by Clever Boy on the line, but stewards quickly upholded a protest by his rider Tim Clark, awarding the Benchmark 73 event over 1600 metres to the three year-old son of Haradasun.
A $75,000 Magic Millions purchase for Star Thoroughbreds from the Widden Stud draft, Masahiko has already recouped costs for his lucky owners with three wins and five placings from 11 starts earning $191,500.
Masahiko is one of three winners from Saffie Darling, a half-sister by Catrail to HK champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom, a two time winner of the Group I HK International Sprint.
Masahiko is one of several recent smart winners for Haradasun including Prince Harada, Harquila and the Hong Kong based My Favourite.
He stands at Coolmore this spring at the bargain basement fee of $8,800