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Mosheen at Flemington Racecourse on March 3, 2012

Mosheen: one of eight Group 1 winners by Fastnet Rock

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Fastnet filly rocks Randwick Guineas

YET another excellent weekend for Fastnet Rock saw the Coolmore stallion strengthen his hold over the current Australian sires' championship.

Leading the charge was leading three-year-old filly Mosheen, who defeated the boys to take the Randwick Guineas at Randwick, her third victory at Group 1 level.

On the same card, two-year-old filly Jade Marauder became her sire's 20th Group winner when taking the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes.

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Fastnet Rock: sired a Group double on Saturday's Randwick card

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Their successes came a day following that of another Fastnet Rock filly, Empress Rock, in the Group 2 A. V. Kewney Stakes at Flemington.

Mosheen, who was the subject of a part-purchase by Japanese owner Katsumi Yoshida this year, is one of eight Group 1 winners sired by her Group 1-winning sire, a son of Danehill who shuttles between Coolmore's Irish and Australian bases.

Fastnet Rock also sired the 2010 Australian Guineas winner Rock Classic, the Caulfield 1,000 Guineas winners Atlantic Jewel and Irish Lights, and New Zealand 1,000 Guineas scorer Planet Rock. Unsurprisingly, his 2012 European book contains some top-class names, among them Irish 1,000 Guineasheroine Misty For Me and multiple Group 1 producer Magnificient Style.

Mosheen was bred by Bylong Park Thoroughbreds out of the winning Stravinsky mare Sumehra, a half-sister to Hong Kong Mile winner and former shuttler Lucky Owners from the further family of Melbourne Cup hero Might And Power. She was purchased for A$250,000 by Corstens/Sadler Racing at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.

Bylong are set to offer a Zabeel half-brother to Mosheen at next month's Inglis Easter yearling sale.

 

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