Royal Ascot hero Canford Cliffs posted his first Australian winner when Cliff Hanger (2c Canford Cliffs x Crevasse, by Snowland) scored an easy victory at Sale on Wednesday.
Prepared by Lee and Anthony Freedman, Cliff Hanger improved sharply at his third start to forge clear and win by a length and three quarters over 1411 metres.
A $115,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Lee Freedman from the Blue Gum Farm draft, Cliff Hanger is a half-brother to stakes-placed Kirabo and is the second winner for Snowland mare Crevasse.
Blue Gum Farm sold a full brother to Cliff Hanger at the Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale this year for $67,500.
A five-time Group I winner, Canford Cliffs is due back in Australia later this year.