2 F (Fastnet Rock - Asavant by Zabeel)
Run over 1400m on March 31, 2018 at Awapuni
Prizemoney: $225,000
Trainer: S Autridge & J Richards
Jockey: D S Johnson
Time: 01:23.4
Track Conditions: Dead(5)
Race Club: Manawatu RC
Winners Details
Sale: 2017 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: The Oaks Stud
Breeder: Mr W Calder NSW
Buyer: DC Ellis
Purchase Price: $210,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Melt, Sir Nate, Handsome Rebel, King Louis, Thomas Aquinas, Sword of Osman, Platinum Mam'selle, Bocce, What a Smasher, Top Ofthe Straight, Valalie
J: D S Johnson
T: S Autridge & J Richards
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Asavant
J: L G Innes
T: N W Tiley
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Iffraaj
D: Ticklish
J: J Parkes
T: Ms L Latta
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Nadeem
D: Just Diamonds
J: R S Rusof
T: S Autridge & J Richards
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Denman
D: London Rebel

At Awapuni in New Zealand, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) celebrated an elite race success when high-class 2YO Australian-bred filly Avantage (Fastnet Rock-Asavant, by Zabeel) showed a good turn of foot to score a dominant win in the $225,000 Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) for 2YOs, defeating Melt & Sir Nate. From the stakes winning Zabeel mare Asavant, Avantage was a $210,000 purchase by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of The Oaks Stud. She improved her record to 5 wins (including the Listed Karaka Million 2YO) and 1 placing (the Gr1 Sistema Diamond Stakes) from 6 starts for NZ$742,370 in earnings. Co-trainer Jamie Richards said Avantage would now be sent for a break to prepare for the NZ 1000 Guineas in the spring. "He's got some value now, bring on the 1000 Guineas in the spring," Richards told NZ Racing Desk. "She's a lovely filly and a pleasure to have around the stable."