Impressive Debut Winner for Americain
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday August 29
Not many Darren Weir trained debut winners get under the guard of punters, but this one did at Mildura on Tuesday.

Three year-old Americain (USA) colt American Sunday was friendless in the market drifting from $10 out to $20 before the start of the 1300 metre maiden.

American Sunday as a yearlingHe settled a clear last for Harry Coffey, but unwound a powerful finishing burst out wide in the straight to surge clear and win by nearly two lengths in a dominant display.

A $25,000 Inglis Premier purchase for his trainer from the Swettenham Stud draft, American Sunday runs for a syndicate that includes Limerick Lane's Gerry Ryan, who co-owned his sire Americain and also bred this colt.

American Sunday has an impressive pedigree being the second winner from Redoute's Choice mare Another Sunday, whose dam is a half-sister by Sunday Silence to leading sire Not a Single Doubt.

It's a prolific Black Type family, albeit associated with speed, so it will be interesting to see just what American Sunday can do with the top quality staying blood of American added to the mix.

American Sunday is the fourth Australian winner for Melbourne Cup hero Americain, who stands at Swettenham Stud at a fee of $11,000.