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1st Winner For UK Freshman Sire Assertive

Wednesday, 27th June 2012

In the UK, Gr2-winning & Gr1-placed 9YO freshman stallion Assertive (Bold Edge-Tart And A Half, by Distant Relative) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Front Page News (Assertive-Branston Berry, by Mukaddamah) scored over 6 furlongs at Windsor for trainer Robert Eddery. Front Page News was an £8,000 (A$12,800) yearling at the 2011 Doncaster August Sale. Her sire Assertive stands at Worcestershire-based Throckmorton Court Stud for £2,500 (A$4,000). On the track, Assertive recorded 5 wins (including the UK Gr2 Duke Of York Stakes over 6 furlongs at York, Listed Abernant Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newmarket, Listed Leisure Stakes over 6 furlongs at Windsor & Listed Pavilion Stakes over 6 furlongs at Lingfield Park) & 11 placings (including the Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup over 6 furlongs at Doncaster, Gr2 Diadem Stakes over 6 furlongs at Ascot, Gr2 Lennox Stakes over 7 furlongs at Goodwood, Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes over 6 furlongs at York, Gr3 Greenham Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newbury, Listed Fortune Stakes over 7 furlongs at Haydock, Listed Abernant Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newmarket, Listed Hopeful Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newmarket, Listed Carnarvon Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newbury & Listed Rose Bowl Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newbury) from 35 starts for £229,942 (A$368,000) earnings.

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