The Archie Watson-trained Electric Ladyland produced an outstanding display to jump from the outside barrier and pull away to win in 2YO course record time for the five furlongs to become the first winner by the son of Invincible Spirit who is based at Woodside Park Stud in Victoria for his Australian seasons.The European flat season only commenced last Saturday at Doncaster so Cable Bay’s early success augers well for his first crop prospects.
“Cable Bay’s first runner and winner four days into the European season emphasises the excitement that surrounds this stallion, said Woodise Park’s general manager James Price.“Electric Ladyland showed wonderful intelligence and skill on debut and highlighted all the qualities we are experiencing in his first crop of weanlings in Australia.
Cable Bay has more than 100 first crop 2YOs in the UK and Europe with Electric Ladyland likely to head straight into stakes company after her dominant two lengths victory.Cable Bay has covered two books of well-credentialed mares in Australia, all of which achieved a mating compatibility test.
The local market will have access to Cable Bay’s first crop weanlings in Sydney in May where Victoria’s Merrivale Farm will consign a pair of fillies.The first is out of a half-sister to the G3 winner Adorabeel and the other from the Dehere mare Chalk Ridge from the family of G1-producing sires El Gran Senor, Try My Best and Domesday.* Darley's Brazen Beau sired his first northern hemisphere winner when Proper Beau scored on debut in a 2YO race at Musselburgh.
Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) shuttles from Australia to Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket.Proper Beau was his first runner from his first northern hemisphere crop.
Trained by Bryan Smart, Proper Beau is out of the Pivotal mare Olivia Grace and was secured for 34,000 guineas at Tattersalls Book 3 last October.Olivia Grace has produced five winners.
Brazen Beau has already produced Australian stakes-performers Accession, Tassort and First Dawn in his first southern hemisphere crop racing this season.