Exciting young sire Haradasun has been hitting his straps in the past month, posting his fifth first crop winner at Bairnsdale on Monday when Royal Rada (2g Haradasun x Royal Emerger, by Flying Spur)bolted clear for a highly impressive debut win.
Prepared by Clinton McDonald, Royal Rada was heavily backed into short priced favouritism for the 1100 metre juvenile maiden and never gave his supporters a moment for concern.
He jumped smartly for Danny Nikolic and cruised up to the lead, controlling the race throughout before skipping away over the final furlong to win by nearly four lengths running a second faster than the older horses in the following race.
“He’s a really nice horse and I like him,” said Clinton McDonald.
“He’s always had a very good attitude and I could have had him out earlier, but I just wanted to look after him. He’s done everything right so far and has a future.”
Royal Rada was a $75,000 purchase for his trainer from the Bell River Thoroughbreds draft at the 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and is the first foal of Royal Emerger, a half-sister by Flying Spur to Group I SAJC Adelaide Cup winner Demerger.
Royal Rada is the fifth Australian first crop winner for former Champion Three Year Old Haradasun, three of them coming this month including the Gai Waterhouse trained gelding Kabayan, who won impressively at Wyong on debut and is nominated for the open juvenile event at Rosehill this Saturday.
Haradasun stands at a fee of $16,500 at Coolmore this spring.