Fastnet Rock X Fontein Ruby

Smart Fastnet Winner Brings Inglis Easter Update

Former classy Group II winning filly Fontein Ruby posted her first winner at Pakenham on Thursday bringing a timely pedigree update for her current yearling filly (pictured) by Fastnet Rock that will be offered by Coolmore at Inglis Easter.

Prepared by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr, three year- old Steamboat Rock (3g Fastnet Rock x Fontein Ruby, by Turffontein) improved on his two recent second placings to score a determined victory at his fourth start in the 1600 metre maiden.

He was strong to the line for Michael Walker beating the favourite Thee One by a neck.

A $350,000 Inglis Easter purchase or his co-trainer Mick Price from the Coolmore draft, Steamboat Rock is the first foal and first winner for Fontein Ruby, a Group II winning half-sister by Turffontein to Group I winner The Mitigator.

The family also features dual Cox Plate winner Fields of Omagh, so it’s not surprising Steamboat Rock likes a slightly longer trip and may even appreciate further.

Coolmore will offer his full sister as Lot 452.