Haradasun is now within a single winner of going to the top of the Australian Second Season Sires table following the win of Kenji Doll (3f Haradasun x My Jaspa, by Heroicity) at Ballarat on Thursday. The daughter of Haradasun is his sixth individual three-year-old winner in Australia this season.
Having made her debut just under three weeks ago, the Matt Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained filly showed good improvement to take out the 1100m contest in pleasing fashion. Always prominent, she quickened nicely to steal an advantage of a couple of lengths entering the final 200m before idling in front in the closing stages. Kenji Doll is raced by her owner/breeders Peter and Stephen Anastasiou.
To date, the best progeny of champion three-year-old miler Haradasun are led by recent G2 Stan Fox Stakes winner Kabayan, who is amongst the leading fancies for the G1 VRC Derby at Flemington in November. The Gooree Stud homebred has been a model of consistency to date, winning or placing in five of his six starts, including a second in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes as a two-year-old and earning in excess of $325,000 in prizemoney.
Other performers of note include the progressive Gai Waterhouse trainee Jordan, Darren Weir’s impressive recent maiden winner Red Corner and the Trevor Bailey trained Harada Bay, an eye-catching winner of his only three-year-old start to date.
A winner of the G1 Doncaster Handicap, the G1 George Ryder Stakes and the G1 Queen Anne Stakes, Haradasun currently stands at Coolmore Australia at a fee of $16,500.