Fastnet Rock head shot

Royally Bred Fastnet Winner for Niarchos Family

Royally bred filly Dawn Wall (3f Fastnet Rock x Mennetou, by Entrepreneur) raced away for an easy win at Canterbury on Friday night in the colours of the world renowned Niarchos racing family. Prepared by Chris Waller, Dawn Wall was having her second start and showed the benefit of race experience when cruising away to win the 1550 metre maiden by more than two lengths.

Dawn Wall was a $1.3 million Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft for BBA Ireland, whose Adrian Nicoll revealed after the sale that she was bought for a European partnership that included members of the Niarchos family.

"She will be the first horse the Niarchos family have raced in Australia,” Nicoll said at the time and now that first horse is a winner! Dawn Wall is a half-sister to European Group III winners Osaila and Obama Rule and is the fifth winner from Mennetou, a three-quarter sister to Group I Arc winner and sire Carnegie from Group I Arc winner Detroit. Mennetou produced a Fastnet Rock filly last year and is back in foal to him again.