Fastnet Rock Paddock

Fastnet Rock Filly Breaks Maiden in Style

It was third time lucky for talented filly Royal Ballet (3f Fastnet Rock x Ballet Suite by High Chaparral) when she finally got everything right to win in a breeze at the Newcastle meeting on the Beaumont track on Monday.

The Kris Lees trained Royal Ballet was luckless at her first two runs last month, but enjoyed an easier run this time with Dylan Gibbons in the saddle and when angled into clear ground she quickly put paid to her rivals skipping clear to win the 1350m maiden by three lengths.

Withdrawn from Inglis Easter and retained to race by Coolmore and partners, Royal Ballet is a three-quarter sister-in-blood to stakes-winner Casquets and is the second winner from stakes-winning High Chaparral mare Ballet Suite.

Coolmore sold a full sister to Royal Ballet at Magic Millions last year for $375,000 to Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock and she has been named Reisinger.

Ballet Suite has a yearling filly by American Pharoah and was covered last spring by Wootton Bassett.