Debut Win for Furnaces Brother
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Winning on debut over 1300 metres for a two year-old is never an easy task, but it proved achievable for Godolphin blueblood Barbeque, a three-quarter brother to Aquis Farm's exciting new sire Furnaces.

The handsome son of Helmet is prepared by John O'Shea, who had the colt well educated and ready to run following two recent barrier trials.

HelmetThose trials were on wet ground and Barbeque obviously appreciated the firmer footing on raceday, travelling comfortably for Tye Angland and then surging to the line to win by a half head in a thrilling finish.

"He's a real professional," said Angland.

"From the 200 to 100 was probably his best part of the race and then he just tired a little late as you would expect over the 1300."

Stable representative Darren Beadman was well pleased with the effort.

"It was a very determined win," he said.

"We'll look for a Saturday race for him or maybe there might be something in Brisbane."

Barbeque is a three-quarter brother to brilliant Group III winner Furnaces, who stands his debut season at Aquis Farm this year at a fee of $9,900.

He is the second winner from Group III placed Strategic mare Heat of the Fire, who is a half-sister to the dam of $1.9 million earner and Group I winner Melito.

Barbeque is a promising winner for Darley's triple Group I winner Helmet, who is set to have a runner in the Group I Kentucky Derby this weekend with his globe-trotting Group I winner Thunder Snow.

A Darley homebred prepared by Saeed Bin Suroor, Thunder Snow won the Group I Saint Cloud Criterium International last season at two and has captured the Group II UAE Guineas and Derby at his only runs this year.

Helmet stands at Darley Victoria at a fee of $16,500.

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