Triple Group I winner Haradasun posted his second winner at Gosford on Anzac Day when his promising two year-old gelding Harada Bay (2g Haradasun x Acacia Bay, by Rodrigo de Triano) cruised home for a stylish win.
Prepared by Trevor Bailey, Harada Bay improved on his debut second on April 9, surging clear to win the 1100 metre maiden by a length and a half.
“He’s six months away and everything he’s doing now is on pure, raw ability,” said winning trainer Trevor Bailey.
“I’m keen for him to get some experience as I think he’ll make up into a really lovely three-year-old. The further he went the better he looked and he’ll have one more run before I give him a break and bring him back in the spring.”
Harada Bay was an $80,000 purchase for Ontrack Thoroughbreds from the Old Crossing draft at the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Harada Bay is the first winner for well bred metropolitan winner Acacia Bay, a half-sister to Group I winner Calveen, Group II winner Kosi Bay and stakes-winner Striker.
He is the second winner for former champion 3YO Miler Haradasun, who won the Group I AJC Doncaster Handicap and STC George Ryder Stakes before being transferred into the care of champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien for whom he won the Group I Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.