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Sea Siren maintains Fastnet domination

Australia; Doomben

Doomben 10,000 (Group 1), 6 1/2f

SEA SIREN (3 f Fastnet Rock - Express A Smile by Success Express)

Bred by K. Biggs Enterprises Pty Ltd in Australia

FASTNET Rock's wide lead over Lonhro at the head of the leading Australian sires' list increased even further on Saturday when his daughter, the John O'Shea-trained Sea Siren, became the first filly in history to win the Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane.

Keith Biggs' homebred, who became Fastnet Rock's tenth Group 1 winner earlier this month when taking the BTC Cup, defeated the Mossman colt Buffering to win by a short neck. Temple Of Boom, by Throckmorton Court Stud's Piccolo, took third.

Fastnet Rock's outstanding season in Australia also includes two other top three-year-old fillies in Atlantic Jewel (All Aged Stakes and Caulfield 1,000 Guineas) and Mosheen (Storm Queen Stakes, Randwick Guineas, Australian Guineas and Victoria Oaks). He is also the sire of top level New Zealand scorers Planet Rock (New Zealand 1,000 Guineas) and Rock 'n' Pop (New Zealand 2,000 Guineas).

To date this season, he has sired the winners of over A$10.9 million in Australia.

The son of Danehill, himself winner of the Oakleigh Plate and Lightning Stakes for Paul Perry, is currently serving his third Irish season at Coolmore for a private fee. He will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere at Coolmore's Australian base for A$220,000.

Withdrawn from the 2010 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Sea Siren owns a pedigree out of the top drawer. She is one of four stakes winners out of her late unraced dam alongside Lady Dehere (by Dehere), winner of the Group 2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes and dam of another Group 2 winner in Oracy, the Group 3-winning sire Oratorio (by Stravinsky) and Listed winner Discoursi (by Galileo).

Her granddam, Hold That Smile, won the Group 1 WATC Karrakatta P.




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