Sunday, 15 April 2012
: Outstanding WA sire Blackfriars has produced his second classic winner of the season with his son Rohan recording a brilliant win in the G2 WATC Derby at Ascot on Saturday.
A $61,000 purchase from the 2010 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Rohan
emerged as a Cups horse of the future with a last to first win in the Perth classic over 2400m.Blackfriars
is also the sire of last month's G3 WA Oaks winner Pop CultureRohan
's win in the $400,000 feature is the biggest in the careers of trainer Vaughn Sigley and comeback jockey Glenn Smith.
Sigley was a former top jockey and the last to win aboard champion sprinter Placid Ark while veteran rider Glenn Smith has returned to riding after getting his weight down from 80kg last year.Rohan
was bred and sold as a yearling by Durham Lodge. Incredibly his dam, the unraced Carry A Smile mare Voltage Pak, and two close relations will be offered for sale at the Magic Millions Perth Autumn Thoroughbred Sale at Belmont on Sunday.
Voltage Pak, the dam of five winners - three of them black type performers, is catalogued as Lot 86 and is being presented at the sale after being served last season by Rohan
's sire Victoria Derby winning sire Blackfriars.Rohan
's stakes performed full sister Wynyard Hall also goes under the hammer two lots later after being served by Scenic's group winning sprinter Universal Ruler.
Wynyard Hall has been in the news of late through the exploits of her stakes winning juvenile daughter Darlington Abbey.
Lot 100 is Rogan's Scenic half sister Crossed Wires, also served by Blackfriars.
Her resultant foal will be a three quarter relation to Rohan
Blackfriars is also the sire of multiple G1 winner Playing God and multiple Group 2 and 3 winner God Has Spoken.
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