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Fastnet Rock Clears Away On Aust Sire Table
Following last weekend's slashing run-on victory by 3YO gelding Super Cool (Fastnet Rock-Queen Mother, by Kingmambo) in the Gr1 Darley Australian Cup, reigning Champion Australian Coolmore Stud stallion Fastnet Rock has built a more than healthy lead on the Australian General Sires' Table with his 94 winners so far accruing $7,393,098. Meanwhile, recent stakes wins by the filly Lonhspresso (Lonhro-As Simple as That, by Grand Lodge) in Monday's Gr2 Centrebet Classic and by 6YO gelding Court Connection (Lonhro-Imperatrix, by Strategic) in the Listed Centenary Cup have kept the scoreboard ticking over for current second placed Darley stallion Lonhro (93 winners for $6,384,838). Of course, 2012 Triple Crown winning colt Pierro's (Lonhro-Right Note, by Daylami) autumn campaign will have a decided impact on Lonhro's chances of bridging the current $1 million gap. Fellow Darley stallion Commands is just shy of Lonhro at this point (89 winners for $6,368,338) with Listed Canberra Guineas winner Complicate (Commands-Chaparra, by Canny Lad) flying the stakes flag for him over the weekend, while Arrowfield Stud's 2-time Australian Champion Sire Redoute's Choice (with a stakes win courtesy of Bonaria (Redoute's Choice-Decidity, by Last Tycoon) last Saturday in the Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy has him threatening with 86 winners & $5,959,317 progeny earnings.