Rosedene Stud’s successful resident sire Greys Inn, responsible for South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year and recent G1 Sun Met runner up Legal Eagle, gained yet another impressive boost to his pedigree this weekend.
Impressive two-year-old Pariah, who, like Greys Inn, is a descendant of the top Australian matriarch Summoned, made an eye catching debut when landing the G3 Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday and now looks a potential G1 horse.
The Snowden trained colt, an AUS $700 000 buy from the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, took advantage of favourite Menari’s luckless trip by running out a one length win over the latter.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden was impressed with Pariah’s first out win, saying, “It is all systems go for the Blue Diamond at this stage with Pariah. He has always been a colt we have held in high regard and it was good to see him produce it on race day.”
The son of Redoute’s Choice is now likely to be aimed at the G1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes –won previously by his relative, and subsequent sire success, Zeditave back in 1988. Pariah is current the early favourite for the Blue Diamond, following which he could be pointed towards the world’s richest race for 2yos –the G1 Golden Slipper.
Pariah’s other notable relatives include G1 winning Redoute’s Choice filly Melito and South Africa champion Smart Call.
His relative Greys Inn, a former Equus Champion and Vodacom Durban July winner, not only has five time G1 winner Legal Eagle representing him this season but also promising 3yo filly Cape Orchid, who holds an entry in the G3 Three Troikas Stakes on Saturday week.