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Sibling To Smart Missile To Debut Today
Meanwhile, 3YO gelding Surge Ahead (Danehill Dancer-Comical Smile, by Comic Strip), a three-quarter brother to exciting young Arrowfield Stud sire Smart Missile, will also debut at Goulburn today. The Anthony Cummings-trained youngster is a home-bred for Eduardo Cojuangco's Gooree Stud in Mudgee which also bred Smart Missile's ill-fated close relation Northern Meteor. Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock) was an outstanding young racehorse winning the Gr2 Todman Stakes & Gr3 Run To The Rose en route to his 2nd-placed effort to Manawanui in the Gr1 Golden Rose. Smart Missile, who stands at Arrowfield at a fee of $22,000 (inc. gst), was in tremendous demand during his first year at stud, covering a book of 196 broodmares. Both Surge Ahead & Smart Missile are from the US mare Comical Smile, who in turn is a half-sister to Northern Meteor. Northern Meteor & Comical Smile's dam is Explosive, who has also produced Gr3 winner Queen Of The Hill & stakes winner Rabbuka. This is the celebrated Rough Shod family whose members include legendary stallions Nureyev, Sadler's Wells & Fairy King among others.