*Article posted in ANZ Bloodstock News
Dorrington Farm's Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Catchy (Fastnet Rock) saw her first two foals deliver trial victories on Monday as the four-time stakes winner looks to show promise as a broodmare.
Three-year- old filly Dakota Vroom (I Am Invincible), a $1.2 million yearling buy for Chris Waller and Hermitage, won Monday's 789-metre hit out at Warwick Farm by a nose. That followed a jump- out success for the mare's two-year-old filly by Zoustar who, racing in the Dorrington colours, is a homebred for Robert Crabtree. Named Floozie, the Mick Price and Mick Kent Inr- trained juvenile will likely be spelled.
Catchy's third foal by Toon Darn Hot (Dubawi) is entered for the Inglis Easter yearling sale, the catalogue for which will be released shortly.
This bodes well for the TBB-raced American Pharoah (USA) filly Cleo Cat. She is out of Fastnet Rock mare Angel Face, a three-quarter-sister to Catchy.
Purchased by her trainer Tom Dabernig at the 2022 Inglis HTBA May Yearling Sale, she represented great value selling for just $50,000.
"It is a family that Tom knows very well, having been involved in Catchy during his time at Lindsay Park, and he thought she was a lovely filly," TBB's Todd Blum said.
"She will never lose her pedigree page, and I firmly believe it is a family that will continue to progress and develop.
"We're hoping Cleo Cat can add a lot of that black-type bold ink to the page when she gets up and going."
Cleo Cat is currently pre-training at Rosehill Park and will head to Dabernig's Warrnambool stable.