Promising Fastnet Rock Juvenile
Blue-blooded colt Strindberg (2c Fastnet Rock x Dream Play x Hennessy) carried the Vinery Stud colours to an impressive victory at Geelong on Wednesday and is obviously a colt with a bright future. Prepared by Hawkes Racing, Strindberg improved on his unlucky debut second at Seymour on April 9, bounding straight to the front and leading throughout to win over 1100 metres by more than a length. Winning rider James Winks was quick to praise Strindberg. “He’s the ultimate professional and made my job easy today!” he said. A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Hawkes Racing from the Kia Ora Stud draft, Strindberg is a full brother to Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes winner Zululand and is raced by a syndicate of Vinery Stud and clients with Kia Ora Stud also retaining a share. He is the second foal and second winner for US Group II winner Dream Play (USA), a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Diplomat Lady. Dream Play has a weanling filly to follow by champion sire Fastnet Rock.