Improving three year-old gelding Respondent (3g Haradasun x Avenida Madera, by Metal Storm) proved his last start defeat of star WA three year old Ihtsahymn was no fluke when he repeated the performance to beat the same horse again in the Listed WATC JC Roberts Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Prepared by Grant Williams, Respondent charged home to win the 1800 metre feature by a head, taking his overall record to three wins from nine starts with prizemoney topping $188,000.
A homebred for Peters Investments, Respondent is the best of three winners from Group II winning Metal Storm (Fr) mare Avenida Madera.
Respondent has a two year-old full sister and Avenida Madera was covered again by Haradasun last year.
Respondent is one of three stakes-winners for former Champion Three Year Old Miler Haradasun, whose oldest progeny are four year-olds.