Impressive Win for Alessandra
Fastnet Rock has been on fire with his three year-olds this season and added a new winner to his tally when blue-blooded filly Alessandra (3f Fastnet Rock x Beldarian, by Last Tycoon) broke her maiden at Gawler on Wednesday. The Mark Kavanagh trained filly relished the step up to 1700 metres, bolting away to win as she pleased by four and a half lengths at her fourth start. Bred and retained to race by Fairway Thoroughbreds, Alessandra is a three-quarter sister to Group I QTC Queensland Derby winner Dariana being the fifth winner for stakes-placed Last Tycoon mare Beldarian (IRE). Beldarian was sent back to Europe in 2009 after being covered to Northern Hemisphere time to Fastnet Rock and she has a colt from that mating that is now a two year-old.