Rosedene Stud’s in form resident sire Greys Inn has been in the news aplenty of late with both his runners and his family relatives keeping him in the spot light.
The son of Zabeel had a pair of eye catching feature race winners recently in the form of Chekilli (G2 Hawaii Stakes) and last Saturday Legal Eagle (Listed Derby Trial) with the latter particularly impressing as a horse to follow as he matures.
Greys Inn’s female line has also been making news, albeit in Australia and the high class Australian two-year-old Furnaces, described by his trainer John O’Shea as a “genuine G1 colt”, confirmed his status as a leader of his generation with a smart victory in the G3 Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick on Monday.
A son of Exceed And Excel, Furnaces made it two wins from just five outings (and pushed his earnings to over AUS$300 000) when saluting by half a length in Monday’s race. The Kindergarten Stakes is a good test for emerging horses, with past winners including the likes of G1 winners Snowland, Belle Du Jour, Forensics, Wanted and Hallowed Crown. The latter, who won the race last year, has since gone on to prove himself as one of the best of his generation, with Hallowed Crown taking out a pair of G1 races in the Golden Rose and Randwick Guineas respectively.
The Kindergarten’s past winners also number amongst them Christmas Tree, broodmare sire of Greys Inn himself.
Furnaces had previously finished second to subsequent G1 Golden Slipper winner Vancouver in the G2 Todman Slipper Trial and this blue blooded colt looks a top class performer in the making.
Out of the Strategic mare Heat Of The Fire, Furnaces is closely to related to former Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn, with the pair linked by one of Australia’s most important tap root mares of the modern era.
Furnances’ fourth dam is the outstanding broodmare Summoned, whose sons include the successful Australian sires Alannon and Zeditave.
The unraced Summoned, by Crowned Prince, is also the granddam of Greys Inn and the third dam of the outstanding filly Norzita, a dual Group One winner of nearly $1 million in Australia.