Five in a row for Fastnet

Coolmore sire Fastnet Rock delivered a stakes-winner for the fifth Saturday in a row when his talented mare Gybe took out the Listed ATC Sheraco Stakes at Rosehill.

Gybe (4m Fastnet Rock – Great Notice by Nureyev) is trained by Anthony Cummings for a Victorian syndicate headed by Dorrington Farm owner Rob Crabtree.  She won the Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes on debut in October 2009 and recaptured that form with a hat-trick in June – July this year.  

“She had three good wins over the winter then had a freshen-up at the farm,” Cummings said.  “The Sheraco looked a good race.  She can sit on the speed and kick so it was a good result.”

Bred by Reavill Farm, Gybe was sold as a foal for $100,000 at the Magic Millions National Sale and fetched the same amount when re-offered there as a yearling by Oakwood Farm.  She has now won 5 races and over $317,430 in prizemoney.

Gybe is half-sister to 2010-11 Champion NZ 2YO Anabandana.  Their dam Great Notice is a sister to the dam of Kiwi Group I winner King’s Rose.  Great Notice is due to foal to Fastnet Rock again this spring.

Fastnet Rock sired another potential star earlier in the day when the Mark Kavanagh trained filly Atlantic Jewel kept her unbeaten record intact at Moonee Valley.

The only downside for the Coolmore sire came in the G1 ATC Golden Rose when his high class colt Smart Missile went down by a short neck in the Group 1 ATC Golden Rose.