Champion sire Fastnet Rock has a strong hand in the upcoming Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes with unbeaten fillies Catchy and Formality and the powerful Hayes / Dabernig stable, who prepare that dynamic duo, produced yet another talented juvenile winner by the sire at Sandown on Wednesday in Justice Glory (2f Fastnet Rock x Tavarnelle, by Zabeel).
Third on debut at Seymour last month, Justice Glory improved sharply to score by a neck over 1200 metres.
“We actually really liked her but just at her first start, she got it a little bit wrong,” Ben Hayes said.
“She got squeezed at the start, got back and really strong.
“I would say she’s in our top bunch (of two-year-olds).
“We’ve got the Bloodhorse Breeders’ (Group III Stakes on March 3) in mind for her so hopefully, if it all goes to plan, she can be competitive in that.”
Entered for several races at The Championships, Justice Glory was a $420,000 NZB Premier purchase for David Ellis from the Curraghmore Stud draft and runs for Lucky Racing.
Bred by Matrix Bloodstock and foaled and raised at Coolmore, Justice Glory is the first foal of Group III winning Zabeel mare Tavarnelle, who is married to Fastnet Rock having been to him in all of her four seasons at stud.
The full sister to Justice Glory was offered at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale this year fetching $230,000 to the bid of Colm Santry Bloodstock.