Fastnet Rock Paddock

New G3 Winner for Fastnet Rock

The magic Fastnet Rock x Galileo cross struck with a new stakes-winner when Via Sistina (4m Fastnet rock x Nigh, by Galileo) took out the Group III Prix Fille de l’Air (1m2 ½ f) at Toulouse in France and there are two Magic Millions yearlings for 2023 bred this way.

Trained by George Boughey and ridden by Jamie Spencer, Via Sistina scored a half length win taking her overall record to three wins from eight starts.

A bargain purchase from the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale where she made just 5000 guineas when bought by Stephen Hillen Bloodstock, Via Sistina is the first winner for Nigh, a half-sister by Galileo to Group I winner Kingsgate Native.

She becomes the 191st stakes-winner for Fastnet Rock and is the 28th bred from a daughter of Galileo, the nick running at 20% stakes-winners to runners.

There are two entries for Magic Millions 2023 bred this way.

Lot 610 is a Fastnet Rock colt from Anchovy (IRE) offered by Cambridge Stud.

Lot 630 is a Fastnet Rock colt from At Last (IRE) offered by Coolmore.