Debut Win for Catchy Sister
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday August 8
A full sister to Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy, Fastnet Rock filly Symi was the centre of attention at Canterbury when making her debut on Wednesday and she emerged with a win on the board.

Symi as a yearlingPrepared by Team Hawkes and ridden by Tommy Berry, Symi led all the way and showed plenty of fight at the finish to win the Benchmark 69 event over 1250 metres by a short head.

"She jumped well, travelled beautifully in the run and dug deep when it mattered," said Michael Hawkes.

"She'll improve a lot off that too."

A $700,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Coolmore draft for renowned Sydney owner Alan Bell, Symi was bred by Joy and Sam Jenkins and foaled and raised at Coolmore. She is a full sister to $1.9 million earner and Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy as well as three other winners.

Her dam Cats Whisker, a Group II winning daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) has the perfect record of five foals to race all winners and all are by Fastnet Rock.

Coolmore sold the now two year-old Fastnet Rock colt from Cats Whisker at Inglis Easter this year for $500,000 and there is a yearling filly to follow by Pierro.

Cats Whisker is due to foal again this spring to Fastnet Rock.

Fastnet Rock in upcoming sales:
Tab Rewards (Bm69) 1250m
Canterbury Track: Good(3) Time: 1:14.20
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 57
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Cats Whisker (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $700,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Alan Bell Racing
T: P and P Snowden J: S R Weatherley 56.5
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Vital Mist (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Amarina Farm Denman NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications
Couvre Lit
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 59
3f Bernardini (USA) x Counterpane (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy 55
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Sananda (IRE) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: David Redvers/Mulcaster Bloodstock
Le Lude
T: John Thompson J: J R Collett 57
3f Lope De Vega (IRE) x Second Draw (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Riversdale, Scone
B: John Thompson Racing Pty Ltd
Greysful Glamour
T: Mark Newnham J: Tim Clark 58
3f Stratum (AUS) x Rippled (GB) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $90,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
Fearless Girl
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: J B McDonald 57.5
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Daly River (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing