Exciting Grade 3 Winner Completes Stakes Double For Australia
The Chad Brown-trained filly only made her debut in October, but has quickly made an impression; breaking her maiden at the second attempt and was beaten just a head in a Grade 3 on her next start. She was sent off favourite for Saturday’s mile contest worth $150,000 and was ridden to chase the leaders by John Velazquez. Producing her challenge in the straight, she was driven out to score by a length from Irish Group 3 winner New York Girl.
Brown was impressed by his charge’s performance, later saying, “She's a really exciting prospect for us moving forward. Her winning a Grade 3 in her fourth start is a credit to her and my team. She shot through the opening turning for home and showed a great turn of foot.”
Counterparty Risk was bought by owner Klaravich Stables at the Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sale for 325,000gns. She becomes the first Stakes winner bred by Grangecon Holdings out of the mare Anklet, herself a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Sarah Lynx (Montjeu), and provides an exciting update for her full-brother who was sold as a foal in December for €80,000.
Earlier that day at Lingfield, Bangkok (Australia) landed back-to-back running of the Listed Winter Derby Trial, booking himself a ticket to the Saudi Cup in the process.