One to Watch – Ascot
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock has had a great run with his two year-olds this year and this debut winner at Ascot is his tenth juvenile winner of the season.

Akheron as a yearlingThe Simon Miller trained colt Akheron opened his account with an easy length victory in the 1200 metre maiden over Street Cry (IRE) gelding Monsoon, who is interestingly related to the winner.

Retained to race by his breeders after passing in at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when consigned by Segenhoe Stud, Akheron is a half-brother to stakes-winner Reprisal and three other stakes-placed horses being the fifth winner and final foal from good producer Gambei, who died last year.

One of those stakes horses from Gambei is Europa Point, who is the dam of the runner-up Monsoon.

A four time winner in Perth, Gambei is a half-sister by Dehere (USA) to Group I winner Special Harmony, Group II winner King Canute and stakes-winner Redwoldt being from the super producing Group III winner Marooned Lady.

Fastnet Rock has enjoyed much success with his juveniles this year including Group I winner Catchy, Group II winner Shoals, Group III winner Formality and unbeaten stakes-winner Merchant Navy.

Race 1 - Get The Tabtouch Mdn - 1200m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:11.45. Sectional Time: 0:35.38 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $15,000 - 1st: $9,600 2nd: $3,000 3rd: $1,350.
 1   Akheron T: Simon Miller J: P Knuckey

2c   Fastnet Rock x Gambei (Dehere (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.0 Monsoon T: D L Morton J: Aaron Mitchell
2g   Street Cry (IRE) x Europa Point (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) )
Not Offered
 3 2.3 Pym's Royale T: G and A Williams J: W Pike
2g   Husson (ARG) x Pym's Lane (Flying Spur )
Not Offered
 4 4.0 Massagi T: D T McAuliffe J: B Parnham
2f   Delago Deluxe x Stubborn (Lonhro )
 5 4.8 Down 'n' Dirty T: D E Skipworth J: S Meeres
2g   Gingerbread Man x Moss Flyer (Mossman )
 6 5.5 Polar Ice T: V A Brockman J: Randy Tan
2g   Frost Giant (USA) x Vain Kiseki (Fuji Kiseki (JPN) )
 7 12.5 Tenacity T: N D Parnham J: S Parnham
2g   War Chant (USA) x Magical Memories (Bletchley Park (IRE) )
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