Another Promising Fastnet Rock 2YO
Progressive filly Éclair Sunrise (2f Fastnet Rock x Tetusko, by I Am Invincible) became the latest two year-old winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock when winning easily at Ballarat on Wednesday.
The Dan O’Sullivan trained Éclair Sunrise finished last at her only previous run in February earlier this year and was spelled straight after, but was a different filly this time around.
She jumped well for Will Price and found the lead on the fence, travelling smoothly all the way in the heavy ground to coast home and win the 1200m open juvenile event by nearly two lengths.
A $480,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Yarraman Park draft for Philip Stokes Racing/Thomas Li, Sunrise is the second winner from Group II placed I Am Invincible mare Tetsuko, who is notable as being the first starter for I Am Invincible when she finished second in the Listed ATC Gimcrack Stakes in 2013.
Tetsuko was also placed in the Group II ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes and is a half-sister to the dams of South African Group I winner Entisaar and stakes-winner Mizlecki being from stakes-winner Magdalena.
Éclair Sunrise is the eighth Australian two year-old winner this season for champion sire Fastnet Rock, who is having a great run with his juveniles who include stakes-winners O'President, Acrobat and Sneaky Five.