Big, strong filly by First Season Darley Stallion ASTERN

Mar 23, 2020

Darley have a high opinion of Freshman Sire ASTERN, standing him at their Hunter Valley Stud as well as shuttling him to the US. ASTERN is a physicaslly impressive individual and the highest rated son of Medaglia d’Oro in both hemispheres with a Timeform rating of 126. 

Bred by Darley and raced by Godolphin, ASTERN was a 2.5L winner on debut, clinching wins in the G2 Silver Slipper and the G3 Kindergarten Stakes as a juvenile. Returning at 3 to secure victory in the Run to the Roses [G2] first up, he followed this up with victory in the G1 Golden Rose. ASTERN was retired to stud after only 9 starts with 5 wins and was runner-up on a further 2 occasions.

Hussonet mare ROSES IN THE GLEN, the dam of this filly, won three on the trot including two in town and placed a further 5 times. Second dam ZEROZA is a half-sister to three-time Group winning stalwart and Caulfield Cup runner-up GREY SONG (AJC Chairman’s Hcp. [G2]; VRC Blamey S. [G2]; VRC St Leger [G3]) as well as G3 winner TONZ MORE FUN (SAJC Jansz S. [G3]).

A big, strong loose walking type of filly, we were also impressed with her lovely temperament. Given ASTERN’s first crop sold to $725K on the Gold Coast this year and $145K at Melbourne’s Premier, we feel we have bought well and we’re really looking forward to getting this robust filly into work with Cindy.

To be trained by CINDY ALDERSON
at Cranbourne

2.5% shares $2204 inclusive to 31st May 2020

(includes breaking and agistment to 31s May, Inglis Bonus Series nomination as well as insurance for 12 months).

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