Third Win for Flying Sebring
Sydney – The Gai Waterhouse stable has been running hot with the progeny of their former Group I winning stars Northern Meteor and Sebring, whose progressive son Flying Sebring posted his third win at Randwick on Monday.
A winner at two of his three previous runs, Flying Sebring was sent out favourite in the 1800 metre juvenile test and emerged triumphant, leading all the way and defying the late finish of Double Eagle to score by half a head.
A $70,000 Magic Millions purchase for Alison and Maurice Pickering from the draft of Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Flying Sebring has now won three of seven starts and more than $85,000 in prizemoney.
Stable representative Mark Newnham indicated Flying Sebring may remain in work for a similar event at Rosehill in a few weeks time.
“The beauty of him is that he will go home and clean up (his feed), so you can just get back in to him again in the next few days and he just cops everything,” he said.
“I’ll talk to Gai, she is away, I hope she says press on for that, otherwise he could come back and probably be a Spring Champion horse, he will run out 2000m no problems and he makes his own luck.”
Flying Sebring is the first winner for Western Passage (USA), a half-sister to the dam of this year’s Group I Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
Flying Sebring is one of 14 first crop winners for Golden Slipper winner Sebring, who stands this spring at a fee of $38,500.