Sebring Double at Ballarat
Golden Slipper winner Sebring has started the season with a bang, his winning run continuing on Sunday at Ballarat where he sired the first two winners on the program.
First to salute was the Dan O’Sullivan trained filly Dynamic Balance, who relished the step out to 1500 metres, leading throughout and surging clear at the finish to win by a length and a half at her fourth start.
Dynamic Balance was a modest purchase for her trainer, snapped up for just $35,000 from the Evergreen Stud draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Bred by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds, Dynamic Balance is the second winner for Group III winner Demographic, a grand-daughter of triple Group I winning sprinter Special.
The Mick Price stable sent out three year-old colt Le Mans as favourite in the very next race and he ran up to expectation in charging home from back in the field to win the 1400 metre maiden against older rivals by four lengths.
It was just the third start for Le Mans, who was fourth on debut in a Listed race back in March and then third when resuming from a spell last month.
A $100,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Blueblood Thoroughbreds from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft, Le Mans is the first winner for Amouage, a daughter of Group I placed Sursum Corda, who is a full sister to Group I winners St Reims and Champagne.
Sebring is now the sire of 21 individual winners from his first crop led by nine stakes performers including the likes of Kiss a Rose and Dissident, who have already made their mark this spring.
Sebring covered 203 mares last year and is fully booked again.