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3 C (Fastnet Rock - Myrrh by Nassipour)
Run over 1200m on March 12, 2016 at Ellerslie
Prizemoney: $200,000
Trainer: S R Autridge
Jockey: J K Riddell
Time: 01:09.8
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: ARC
Winners Details
Sale: 2015 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Curraghmore Stud
Purchase Price: $400,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Wyndspelle, O'Rachael, Tennessee, Saracino, Sassy 'n' Smart, Gasoline, The Soultaker, Midnight Gossip, Mongolian Falcon, Caorunn, Nova Swiss, Cavallucci, Xiong Feng,
Race Images NZ
At Ellerslie in New Zealand, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill and former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) celebrated an elite success when 2YO colt Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock-Myrrh, by Nassipour) scored by a neck for trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Diamond Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, over fellow 2YO colt Wyndspelle (Iffraaj-Western Star, by High Chaparral) & 2YO filly O'Rachael (Northern Meteor-Guessed, by Snippetson). Heroic Valour powered to the top of the two-year-old standings in New Zealand when stretching his unbeaten record to three wins (including the Listed Matamata Slipper Stakes) from three starts for NZ$157,500 earnings. "He's a very talented colt and a very valuable one – we won't be making any decisions just yet on the next move," co-trainer Jamie Richards told NZ Racing Desk. "We'll take a couple of days and then make a plan." A half-brother to the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap winner Triple Honour, Heroic Valour was a NZ$400,000 Karaka yearling for Te Akau principal David Ellis, who also purchased the full-brother for NZ$510,000 earlier this year.