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WA Sires 2: Balmont $7.15k At Lynward Park
Meanwhile UK Gr1-winning 9YO stallion Balmont (Stravinsky-Aldebarran Light, by Seattle Slew) who has shuttled between Tara Stud in Ireland & Western Australia's Alwyn Park for the past 2 seasons, will now stand at Bullsbrook-based Lynward Park in 2010 for $7,150. Balmont is a half-brother to this year's boom US 3YO colt Eskendereya (Giant's Causeway-Aldebaran Light) who thrashed his rivals by 8.5-lengths in the Gr2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes (9 furlongs) at Gulfstream Park & then by 9.75-lengths in the Gr1 Wood Memorial Stakes (9 furlongs) at Aqueduct to become favourite for last weekend's Gr1 Kentucky Derby, before a minor leg injury forced his shock withdrawal in the week leading up to the Churchill Downs Classic. Balmont's 1st Northern Hemisphere crop are yearlings in 2010, while his oldest WA progeny are weanlings.