This season’s three-year-old crop of star Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill – Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) provide impossible to beat again at Doomben where Sea Siren (Fastnet Rock – Express A Smile, by Success Express) claimed the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben.
The likes of Mosheen (Fastnet Rock – Sumehra, by Stravinsky), Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock – Regard, by Zabeel) and Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock – Forest Native, by Forest Wildcat) have all recorded Group 1 wins for the stallion this season while Sea Siren joined the ranks with a solid win.
Sea Siren chased the tearaway leader Adebisi (Shovhog – Hell For Leather, by Sanction) until the home turn before the filly sprinted clear over the concluding stages to beat the former Australian Racehorse of the Year Scenic Blast (Scenic – Daughter’s Charm, by Delgado) and Beaded (Lonhro – Subtle, by Night Shift).
“Every time I’ve asked her to do something she’s really stepped up to the plate,” Sea Siren’s trainer John O’Shea said. “It’s a credit to the sire, a credit to the family and a credit to the people that bred her.”
Sea Siren is one of four Stakes winners out of Express A Smile (Success Express – Hold That Smile, by Haulpak), who has also produced Group 2 victor Lady Dehere (Dehere – Hold That Smile, by Haulpak), the Group 3 winner Oratorio (Stravinsky – Hold That Smile, by Haulpak) and Listed winner Discorsi (Galileo – Hold That Smile, by Haulpak).
The filly will have the chance to add to her Queensland haul in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) later in the Brisbane winter carnival.
Sea Siren became the 10th individual Group 1 winner sired by Fastnet Rock.