Fastnet Rock head shot

Impressive Debut for Fastnet 2YO Colt

Champion sire Fastnet Rock has been in the news this week for producing million dollar mares at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in the UK, but at Bendigo on Wednesday we saw a taste of his new season Australian two year-olds with a stylish debut win for High Ratio (2c Fastnet Rock x She's Got Gears, by Invincible Spirit). The Mick Price trained colt was second in a recent Cranbourne trial and obviously took good benefit from that outing. He jumped well for Michael Dee to sit outside the leader and powered to the line to win the 1100 metre maiden by a length and a quarter with ears pricked. “He did it easy and is a very nice horse,” said Michael Dee. “He’ll go on with it for sure, he’s got such a good temperament.”

A $340,000 Inglis Premier purchase for his trainer from the Gilgai Farm draft, High Ratio runs in the colours of the Frost family’s Pendant Equine, who race the colt in partnership with Aquis Farm.

Bred by Gilgai Farm, he is a three-quarter sister to stakes-placed Outlaw Kate and is the first winner for stakes-winning Invincible Spirit mare She’s Got Gears.