Group 2 double for Darley sire Domesday

Quality colt Pressday completed a G2 double for Darley sire Domesday in the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Pressday (2c Domesday – Kaaptive Empress by Kaaptive Edition) won his maiden at Randwick in February and has blossomed in Brisbane winning the G2 Champagne Stakes at Doomben in May and the G2 Sires’ Produce yesterday.

“The trip away has been the making of Pressday,” trainer Chris Waller said.  “He has matured a lot and will probably be back here for the G1 T J Smith Stakes.  Whatever happens, he is going to be a serious horse in six months’ time.”

Domesday (Red Ransom) was a high class juvenile winning the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes in a career that spanned just eight starts.  He is a son of Red Ransom and hails from the influential stallion making family of Redoute’s Choice, Umatilla, Hurricane Sky, Al Maher and Spinning World.

Pressday sold for $38,000 at the 2009 Inglis Classic yearling sale from the Glenarvon Park draft.  His dam Kaaptive Empress was a Randwick winner and had already thrown the minor winners Emperor Albert (Magic Albert) and Will Impress (Beautiful Crown) before Pressday.  The mare has a yearling filly by Oratorio (Ire) and a filly foal by Librettist.

Domesday covered 200 mares in his first three seasons but his book swelled to 139 last year.  Darley has relocated him to its Northwood Park base in Seymour for 2010.  His Victorian fee will be $11,000.