Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Flying Spur boosted his stakes winner tally to 83 after the Group 3 victories of Syreon and Bliss Street on Saturday.
The double turned the spotlight on Flying Spur’s draft of 31 yearlings catalogued for the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale which begins in Sydney on Tuesday. They include five fillies and a colt in the Arrowfield draft.
Syreon (7g Flying Spur – Sorrento by Just A Dancer) won the Queen’s Cup at Rosehill for owners Bob and Anne-Marie Ruttley. Bred by Vinery Stud, Syreon was a $100,000 buy for Anne-Marie at the 2005 Magic Millions Premier Sale and he has earned almost three times that figure from 6 wins in 23 starts.
“Bob and Anne-Marie have given me a lot of support,” trainer Chris Waller said. “They run a great spelling and pre-training farm and sent me this horse in magnificent order.”
Syreon follows a family tradition by winning on Golden Slipper day. His sire Flying Spur won the Slipper in 1995, while his dam Sorrento won the Queen of the Turf Stakes on this day in 2001.
Sorrento won seven stakes races in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand. She is a three quarter sister to G2 winner Stargazer.
A few hours later in Perth, Bliss Street confirmed the promise of her maiden win ten days ago with a convincing victory in the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes. She defeated stakes winning filly Single Spice (Not A Single Doubt) by two lengths.
Bliss Street (3f Flying Spur – Jade Diva by Jade Robbery) is raced by Eddie Rigg’s Geisel Park Stud in partnership with Bliss Street’s breeders Yarraman Park Stud.
Her dam Jade Diva was a Listed winner of the MVRC Silver Jubilee Stakes. The mare has a yearling filly by Fastnet Rock and was covered by Wanted last year.