Fastnet Rock Walking

Promising New French SW for Fastnet Rock

Lightly raced three-year-old colt Fenelon (3c Fastnet Rock x Aigue Marine, by Galileo) scored his first Black Type success at Longchamp in France on Sunday when taking out the Listed Prix de l’Avre (1m4f).

Trained by Nicolas Clement, Fenelon was having just his third start and scored his second win when powering clear to win by a length in an eye-catching display.

Passed in as a yearling, Fenelon runs for his breeders Haras Du Mezeray S A & Ecurie Skymarc Farm and is the best of two winners from Group III winner Aigue Marine, a half-sister by Galileo to Group I winner Mekhtaal and Group winners Democrate and Normandy Bridge.

Fenelon is the 173rd stakes-winner worldwide for Fastnet Rock and is the 21st stakes-winner bred from a daughter of Galileo, this phenomenally successful nick running at 21% stakes-winners to runners.

Fastnet Rock stands this spring at a fee of $165,000 and is enjoying his usual good season with Group I winners Personal, Avantage and Rocket Spade backed up by a raft of other stakes-winners.