2 wins, 2 G1 places on Saturday for red-hot Australia
A couple more smart 2019 prospects for Australia scored on Saturday including newcomer Lastochka (2f Australia-Lashyn, by Mr Greeley) who looked a filly with a future when prevailing at Kempton.
Trained by Roger Varian for owner-breeder Nurlan Bizakov, the filly got up in the closing stages of the mile maiden to score under David Egan.
Earlier in the day, Aidan O’Brien sent out I Remember You (2f Australia-Remember You, by Invincible Spirit) to score over seven furlongs at Leopardstown (pictured).
Chris Hayes was in the saddle and said: “That was my first ride for Aidan, I spoke to him earlier on and he filled me up with confidence about the filly. Thankfully it worked out the way he planned.”
Australia also had two G1 placings on the day thanks to Sydney Opera House (2c Australia-Sitara, by Salse), who finished runner-up in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, while Western Australia (2c Australia-What A Treasure, by Cadeaux Genereux) claimed third spot in the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.