Flemington Stakes-Winner and Debut 2YO Winner for Fastnet
Champion sire Fastnet Rock was in the frame early on Saturday with a blue-blooded debut two year-old winner at Morphettville followed by a stakes-winner at Flemington when Dreamforce (6g Fastnet Rock x Eskimo Queen, by Shinko King) landed the Group III VRC Chatham Stakes.
Prepared by John Thompson, Dreamforce won the Listed ATC Winter Stakes at his last ruin before going for a spell and was cherry ripe at his third run back for this 1400m assignment.
He made all the play in front after jumping from a wide gate and was tenacious to the line for Damian Lane to win by a half neck.
Foaled and raised at Kitchwin Hills, Dreamforce was retained to race by his breeders after passing in at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and has put together an impressive record with nine wins and seven placings from 21 starts with prizemoney in excess of $580,000.
Dreamforce is the best of three winners for Eskimo Queen, an outstanding racemare who won both the Group I Queensland Oaks and STC Coolmore Classic.
Kitchwin Hills sold the current two year-old from Eskimo Queen, a colt by Wandjina, for $120,000 at Magic Millions this year to Dynamic Syndications. Eskimo Queen has a yearling filly to follow by Dreamforce’s sire Fastnet Rock.
Juvenile filly Pelican (2f Fastnet Rock x Seachange, by Cape Cross) is bred to be good being from New Zealand Horse of the Year Seachange and stamped herself as a one to watch when hitting the line hard after a slow start to win the 1000 metre juvenile event in Adelaide by a short neck.
A $450,000 NZB Book One purchase from the Oaks Stud draft for Mark Pilkington Management / Lindsay Park Racing, Pelican runs for Coolmore and partners and is a half-sister to Group III placed Divan and current smart Melbourne winner Our Sea Goddess.