Exciting young sire Haradasun featured on Thursday when Prince Harada (2c Haradasun x Potential Princess, by Elusive Quality) scored a stylish debut win at Ballarat.
Sent out a hot favourite, Prince Harada dashed home from off the pace to win the 1000 metre juvenile maiden by more than two lengths for Steven Arnold, sparking high praise from his trainer Tony Vasil, who plans to set the colt for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas in the spring.
Vasil prepared his sire Haradasun to win the Group I AJC Doncaster Handicap and STC George Ryder Stakes before his sale to Coolmore and subsequent triumph at Royal Ascot in the Group I Queen Anne Stakes.
“He (Prince Harada) has always displayed above average ability,” said Vasil.
“I know it was only a two-year-old maiden, but I think potentially he’s a very, very good horse.
“He’s probably shown me just as much at the same stage as his sire. If he could emulate him, I’d be pretty happy.”
Retained to race by his breeders, Prince Harada is the first foal of Potential Princess, who was a $300,000 Inglis Easter yearling purchase, but started on just one occasion before retiring to stud.
A daughter of Elusive Quality, Potential Princess is a sister to stakes-placed Elusive King from the family of Group III winner Pure Theatre.
Prince Harada is another promising winner for Haradasun, who stands this spring at the value fee of $8,800.