Stay Alert steps up

190th stakes winner for Coolmore's Fastnet Rock 

Fastnet Rock.
Fastnet Rock. Picture: Coolmore

The Fasntet Rock (Danehill) - Galileo (Sadler's Wells) cross again comes to the fore on Thursday when the Hughie Morrison-trained Stay Alert (3 f ex Starfala by Galileo) won the Listed Abingdon Stakes (1m2f) at Newbury. After finishing second at Listed level last start, Stay Alert kept on to beat favourite Golden Lyra (Lope De Vega) by a length and provided her sire, Coolmore Australia's Fastnet Rock), with his 190th stakes winner. 

"I thought she was impressive and won with a bit in hand," said winning trainer Hughie Morrison.

"I think we'll have a look at Haydock if she's in good form and it's proper ground at Haydock ahead of the Lancashire Oaks.

"If that goes well then you might have a look at the Yorkshire Oaks and maybe even the St Leger – why not?"

Stay Alert is out of Group 2 placed Galileo mare Starfala who has produced five winners from as many foals to race including the Listed winner and dual Group 2 placed filly Star Rock - another daughter of Fastnet Rock. Stay Alert's second dam is Listed winner Farfala (Linamix), while this is also the family of Group 1 winners Fragrant Mix (Linamix) and Alpine Rose (Linamix). 

The victory was also the 27th stakes winner by Fastnet Rock out of a Galileo mare. Fastnet Rock's fee at Coolmore Australia this spring remains at $165,000 (inc GST) for the fourth consecutive year. 


Racing and Sports



Newbury

Thursday, 09th June 2022

5
15:10
(local)

Greatwood British EBF Stakes (Registered As The Abingdon Stakes) (Fillies' Listed) (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: F WT: 128lbs Type: OPEN
GBP £52,000
1m2f TURF GOOD SOFT
5
15:10
(local)
GBP £52,000
1m2f GOOD SOFT

Greatwood British EBF Stakes (Registered As The Abingdon Stakes) (Fillies' Listed) (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: F WT: 128lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. STAY ALERT (GB) 3yo F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - STARFALA (GB)
JOSEPHINE GORDON
H MORRISON
$3.75
128lbs
BEN & SIR MARTYN ARBIB
2nd 3. GOLDEN LYRA (IRE) 3yo F
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - SEA THE SUN (GER)
TOM MARQUAND
W J HAGGAS
$2.25
128lbs
SUNDERLAND HOLDING INC
3rd 4. LUNA DORADA (IRE) 3yo F
GOLDEN HORN (GB) - LUNAR SPIRIT (GB)
ROB HORNBY
R M BECKETT
$17.00
128lbs
TEAM VALOR & STEVEN ROCCO

Sales Information

4th 6. YUMMYLICIOUS (GB) 3yo F
DUBAWI (IRE) - YUMMY MUMMY (GB)
ROBERT HAVLIN
JOHN & THADY GOSDEN
$12.00
128lbs
5th 2. ELEGANT VERSE (GB) 3yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - SPECIAL DUTY (GB)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOHN & THADY GOSDEN
$5.50
128lbs
6th 1. CHING SHIH (IRE) 3yo F
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - MADAME CHIANG (GB)
WILLIAM BUICK
DAVID SIMCOCK
$19.00
128lbs