Australia Sires Pair Of Well Bred Juvenile Winners
Ocean Road (2c Australia - Love And Laughter, by Theatrical) became a second juvenile winner in two days for Australia when taking the Fillies Novice Stakes at Lingfield in fine style on Wednesday.
The Hugo Palmer-trained bay was sent off favourite for the mile contest, having finished a promising second on debut in October and was ridden towards the back of the field by Cieren Fallon. Making headway from two furlongs out, she was pushed along to lead inside the final furlong and scored by two and three quarter lengths with ease.
Owned by Qatar Racing, Oz Legend was bought by David Redvers as a yearling for 150,000gns. The daughter of Australia was bred by the Cullen family’s Middlelane Farm and is a half-sister to Wigmore Hall (High Chaparral), twice a winner of the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes.
Stablemate Oz Legend (2f Australia - Ultra Appeal, by Lawman) was another well-related two-year-old to build on a promising debut this week, when taking a competitive maiden at Newcastle on Tuesday afternoon.
Fifth over the same trip last month, he was ridden to track the leaders by Kevin Stott and improved his position from over two furlongs out. Ridden to challenge the leader entering the final furlong, he ran on well to lead close home and beat Counsel by a length on the line.
Owned by Boniface Ho Ka Kui, Oz Legend is a full-brother to Group 1 performer Patrick Sarsfield (Australia). The 135,000gns breeze-up buy was bred by China Horse Club.