Justify Represented By First Australian Winner

Courtesy TDNAus/NZ

Coolmore Stud’s Triple Crown hero and dual-hemisphere sire Justify (Scat Daddy) is off the mark in Australia and with a smart one. Learning To Fly (Aus) found plenty at her racecourse debut in Saturday’s G3 Widden S. at Rosehill (video), having shown plenty of talent at the trials.

Bred by Katom and purchased by Kia Ora Stud for A$900,000 from the Coolmore Stud draft at the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, the Annabel Neasham-trained filly is her sire’s seventh worldwide stakes winner and his first winner of any variety on Australian soil.

She is the second foal for the G3 Chairmans’ S. winner Ennis Hill (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) whose dam is the G2 Reisling S. winner Hips Don’t Lie (NZ) (Stravinsky)–also dam of the Listed winners Lake Geneva (Aus) and Acrobat (Aus), both also by Fastnet Rock.

Served last spring by Snitzel (Aus) after foaling an I Am Invincible (Aus) filly, Ennis Hill also has a Pierro (Aus) filly who is catalogued as lot 117 at this year’s Inglis Easter sale.

Learning To Fly boasts a cross of the wonderful mare Crimson Saint (Crimson Satan) via her grandson Storm Cat and son Royal Academy.

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