Rosedene Stud’s successful sire Greys Inn, who has been standing at Highlands Stud in 2017, is from the same family as one of Australia’s most exciting three-year-old prospects.
Pariah, who was second in last season’s G1 Blue Diamond Stakes, stamped himself as favourite for the upcoming G1 Golden Rose when he scored an emphatic win in the G3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Pariah was heavily backed from $2.80 to $2.10 but he gave his backers little cause for concern as he raced clear halfway down the straight and held off the fast-finishing Chauffeur ($10) with the filly Jorda ($8.50) producing a fine comeback effort to claim third, a neck further back.
His trainer Peter Snowden confirmed Pariah will be aimed at the Run To The Rose in two weeks as a final tune-up for the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23.
A son of Redoute’s Choice (and ¾ brother to G1 TJ Smith Stakes winner Melito), Pariah has now earned AUS$476 500 in prize money, with his other victories including the G3 Canonbury Stakes.
He is a direct descendant of the Crowned Prince mare Summoned, also the granddam of Greys Inn and third dam of fellow Equus Champion Smart Call.
Former Equus Champion and G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn is best known as the sire of six time G1 winner and dual Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle, who has earned over R9 000 000 in prize money.
Other notables sired by Greys Inn include the G1 winners King Of Pain and Royal Bencher, as well as ill-fated Dubai star Forries Waltz.