Blueblood New SW for Fastnet Rock
A full brother to triple Group I winner Shoals, blue-blood colt Groundswell (4g Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore by Hussonet) was in hot demand at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when he topped it making $2.3million and three years on the now four year-old is a stakes-winner.
Trained by Anthony and Sam Freedman, Groundswell showed great ability earlier in his career finishing third to Super Seth and Alligator Blood in the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.
Groundswell has been quietly working through his grades and went out favourite for the Listed SAJC City of Adelaide Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville on Saturday, leading all the way to win by a length and a quarter under Damian Lane.
Groundswell has won five of 16 starts earning over $515,000 in prizemoney and is one of three winners from The Broken Shore, a winning half-sister by Hussonet to Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors.
He was consigned for sale by Arrowfield Stud at Inglis Easter and knocked down to Anthony Freedman Racing for $2.3million.
The Broken Shore has an unraced two year-old filly by Fastnet Rock called Fjord.
Groundswell is the 172nd stakes-winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock, who went close to siring another Group I winner on Saturday with his blue-blooded colt Hilal (2c Fastnet Rock x Salma, by Encosta de Lago) finishing second in the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes at Randwick.