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Valuable Fastnet Rock Filly On Debut In Sydney
Well-bred 2YO filly Sweet Butterfly (Fastnet Rock-Songs of Vienna, by Umatilla) will make her debut in the Sharp Plate 2YO Maiden (1000m) at Randwick tomorrow. The Team Hawkes-trained daughter of leading Australian sire Fastnet Rock was purchased by John Moore Bloodstock for $650,000 at this year's Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Eliza Park. Sweet Butterfly is a half-sister to stakes winning Victorian mare City Of Song, and their dam, Songs of Vienna, is a three-quarter sister to West Australian galloper Hadabeclorka, winner of the Winterbottom Stakes. Sweet Butterfly has trialled well in preparation for her first racetrack appearance and will be ridden by Christian Reith.