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Verglas Adds UK Black-Type

Monday, 4th July 2011

Deceased former West Australian Alwyn Park Stud shuttler Verglas (Highest Honor-Rahaam, by Secreto) added a UK juvenile black-type success when Irish-bred gelding Forevertheoptimist (Verglas-Hankering, by Missed Flight) scored by a head in the £21,500 (A$33,000) Listed Dragon Stakes (5 furlongs) for 2YOs at Sandown Park. Front-running Forevertheoptimist (ridden by Kieren Fallon for trainer Linda Stubbs) defeated Irish-bred filly (Kodiac-Annahala, by Ridgewood Ben) & Irish-bred colt Bear Behind (Kodiac-Gerobies Girl, by Deposit Ticket). Forevertheoptimist was a 14,000 guineas (A$22,000) yearling at the 2010 Tattersalls October Sale; overall he now has 2 wins & a placing from 5 starts for £15,637 (A$24,000) earnings.

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