Misty For Me has been retired to be covered by rising star Fastnet RockPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Group 1 heroine Misty For Me set for Rock date
MULTIPLE Group 1 winner Misty For Me has been retired and will be covered by Fastnet Rock in her first season at stud.
The daughter of Galileo was expected to continue a career that had yielded four victories at the top level for Aidan O’Brien, namely the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Pretty Polly Stakes, Prix Marcel Boussac and Moyglare Stud Stakes.
The proposed matingwith Fastnet Rock represents a reversal of the highly successful Galileo – Danehill cross, which was made famous last year by Frankel and Maybe.
Fastnet Rock has been in strong demand at this week's Magic Million yearling sales., including a colt sold for A$960,000 (£647,609/€778,719).
Fastnet Rock, who will stand this season at Coolmore in Ireland for a private fee, has wasted little time in establishing himself as one of Australia’s leading sires. From four crops of racing age, the champion Group 1-winning son of Danehill is the sire of eight Group 1 winners topped by Atlantic Jewel, whose international rating of 121 places her equal with Immortal Verse as the joint leading three-year-old filly on turf at up to 1m2f.