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A Passage to Eagle Farm for Waterhouse and Bott
Bulletproof 3YO colt Dawn Passage (Dawn Approach) firmed into a $5 TAB outright favourite for next Saturday's Gr1 Stradbroke Hcp following a determined win in Saturday's G3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben. Sitting three-deep for the majority of the 1350m journey, the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale star wasn't deterred, careering away for a dominant win, his third consecutive Stakes success. Bred by Harry Perks' Toorak Thoroughbred Breeding Trust, Dawn Passage will now back up in the Stradbroke, the feature race of the Queensland carnival. Dawn Passage's trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott – along with Blue Sky Thoroughbreds – paid $150,000 for their talented star, who was offered by Mill Park Stud. His win came on a day Inglis graduates saluted in four Stakes races across two States and impressive Rosehill winner Esperance (Bernardini) gave next month's Inglis Digital Online Auction a timely boost. Esperance will be offered for unreserved sale in the online auction as part of a unique 18-horse draft for Godolphin featuring a range of horses from seasoned veterans to unraced 2YOs and a vast range of up-and-coming 3YOs. Full details of the Godolphin consignment will be available in coming days. The June (Early) Online Auction will take place online at inglisdigital.com from June 5-10.