A Happy New Year For Balmont
Christmas came early for Lynward Park Stud’s regally-bred stallion Balmont.
Then continued with four winners in eight days in what promises to become a Happy New Year.
Firstly, Prince Of Stars won the 1200m CTS Thinksafe Maiden at Bunbury on December 23 as a $3 favourite at his third start.
Prince Of Stars, bred by Ellie Giles of Korilya Stud and trained by Craig Birmingham, is from Street Show, by Zeditave.
He is a half-brother to Infinite Star (eight wins) and Amusement Park (three wins) and comes from the family of Listed winners Street Talk and Palladium Star.
Ashanti then took the 1000m Pinjarra Real Estate Maiden at Pinjarra on Boxing Day as a $4.20 second favourite at her third start.
Ashanti, bred by John Greenwell and trained by Cliff Smith, is from Rhodesian, by Lion Hunter. She is from the family of Listed winner Conservatorium.
Then Just Dougie and Miss Obvious both won at Bunbury on Sunday.
Just Dougie won the 1200m CCR Group Maiden as a $7 chance at his race debut.
Bred by Mr S.R. and Mrs K. Read and trained by Greg Carige, he is from Kymtu, by Serheed, and from the family of Group winners Dual Cidium and Dual’s Brute.
Miss Obvious won the 1400m Weathersafe WA Maiden as $3.20 second favourite at her second start.
Bred by John Andrew’s Alwyn Park Stud and trained by Dan Morton, she is from Shathor, by Tirol, and a half-sister to Singapore/Malaysian star Captain Obvious, the winner of 15 races and $1.1 million.
Balmont won the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes in England and is a half-brother to Eskendereya, winner of the Group 1 Wood Memorial Stakes in the US and standing at the highly-regarded Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.