Australia Paddock

Son Of Australia Produces Taking Debut At Epsom

Benacre (2c Australia - Sent From Heaven, by Footstepsinthesand) emerged as a potentially smart prospect when justifying strong market support at Epsom on Thursday.

Charlie and Mark Johnston’s newcomer was sent off second favourite for the seven furlong maiden and soon led under Franny Norton. Pushed along approaching the final furlong, he kept on well to win by two and a half lengths.

Benacre is owned by Susan and John Waterworth and was bred by COP Hanbury out of Group 3 winner Sent From Heaven. The son of Australia is a full-brother to black-type performer Almania (Australia).