Fjord (Fastnet Rock) winning at Kilmore

Impressive Win for Blueblood Fastnet Filly

The Group I ATC Surround Stakes will be run at Randwick this Saturday and the winner of that race in 2018 was top class Fastnet Rock filly Shoals, whose full sister cast off maiden status with an impressive win at Kilmore on Thursday.

A royally bred filly from blueblood blue hen The Broken Shore, talented Fjord (3f Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, by Hussonet) has been handled patiently by Anthony and Sam Freedman.

Unplaced on debut last spring, she was sent back to the paddock and returned to the races on February 10 to finish an unlucky third at Kilmore as favourite.

Punters were keen to forgive that defeat and she was backed into hot favouritism for the 1450m fillies and mares maiden and dished out a galloping lesson to her rivals.

Fjord raced away to win as she pleased doing her best work on the line with Damien Thornton in the saddle.

Retained to race by her breeders Arrowfield Stud and Jonathan Munz, Fjord is a full sister to triple Group I winner and $2.5million earner Shoals as well as stakes-winner Groundswell being the fifth winner from five foals to race from The Broken Shore.

A half-sister to Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors, The Broken Shore was bought for $1.9million at the 2014 Magic Millions Teeley Dispersal and has proved to be worth every penny.

Fastnet Rock has three entries for Inglis Premier startingon Sunday, click here to see them.