Poised to Stryke
Hinchinbrook is not the only son of champion sire Fastnet Rock represented by his first runners this season with Three Bridges Thoroughbreds based Stryker also making his presence felt with his first three runners all placing, two of them in Black Type events.
The first to grace the turf was the Sean Dwyer trained Miss Loren, who finished third in the Listed MRC Inglis Debutant Stakes on debut at Caulfield in early October and then a week later Jason Warren produced Stryking Love to finishing third on debut at Bendigo behind subsequent stakes-winner Prompt Return.
Both fillies have shown ability and more importantly ‘trainability’ in getting to the races and acquitting themselves well in their first preparation.
In New Zealand, Frank Ritchie has a very nice Stryker filly on his hands in She is Stryking, who has been to the races twice for a first up fourth at Te Rapa when she was slowly away and then a good third in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes at Avondale.
Hampered at the 800 metre mark and beaten only a length and a half behind the very smart Darci Brahma filly Windborne, She is Stryking is set to try her luck again this Saturday in the Group II Wakefield Stakes over 1100 metres at Trentham.
A $24,000 Inglis Classic purchase for her trainer from the Musk Creek Farm draft, She is Stryking would be eligible for the $250,000 Inglis Classic in February which may prove appealing to her connections if she races well this weekend.
A blue-blooded son of Fastnet Rock from the great Denise’s Joy family, Stryker has five entries for the 2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, four of them to be offered by Three Bridges.
Stryker also has eight for the Inglis Classic, four of them to be offered by Three Bridges.
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