14 for Russian Revolution
Newgate Farm resident Russian Revolution (Snitzel) sired his 14th individual winner when Brudenell (2 c ex Knit ‘N’ Purl by More Than Ready) won on debut at Port Macquarie yesterday. The Kris Leestrained colt was ridden by Dylan Gibbons to win the 1100-metre maiden by two lengths, beating Madiba Rose (Epaulette), with a further one and a half lengths back to Shades Of Frisco (Dane Shadow) in third. Brudenell was an $80,000 Inglis Classic purchase out of the Glastonbury Farm draft for his trainer in partnership with Tasman Bloodstock. Bred by Macquarie Stud, he is the second winner out of the winning More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Knit ‘n’ Purl, a daughter of Group 3 winner Zingaling (Redoute’s Choice). Russian Revolution is the current leading Australian first season sire by earnings and winners and will stand at a fee of $71,500.
– scoring at the rst time of asking in the Asset Painting Services Handicap (1200m) at Mornington yesterday. Moving her sire four winners clear of Gold Standard (Sebring) at the top of the table, the Michael Mehegan-trained two-year old filly was ridden by Brett Prebble and held on by a neck at the line to beat Suizuro (Real Impact).
The pair pulled a further length clear of the third-placed horse Valenconi (Nicconi). A $100,000 purchase for her trainer at last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Russian Benefits is out of the Group 3-winning and Group 2-placed Flying Spur (Danehill) mare Bliss Street, and is a half-sister to winners Bering Sea (Pierro) and Flying Bliss (Pierro).
Russian Revolution will stand the upcoming breeding season for $71,500 (inc GST).