Canny Ballad opened the black-type account of his sire Dream Ballad in the LR Albury Cup (2000m) on Friday.
Trainer Guy Walter, who also prepped Dream Ballad, travelled to Albury after the gelding had been placed 8 times on a row in Sydney. “He certainly deserved that,” Walter said. “It was a long way to come but it’s worked out well.”
Canny Ballad (4g Dream Ballad – Briars Lass by Canny Lad) pushed out of a pocket at the top of the straight and then overhauled Price Of Glory (Seidnazar) and stablemate Jacquinot Bay (Galileo) to score by a half-head and a neck.
Dream Ballad (Singspiel) stands at Erin Park which is situated on the Peel River north of Tamworth. He retired to stud in 2007 after winning three races including the LR Dulcify Hcp at Randwick.
He was trained by Walter and carried the famous red and white colours of the Tait family – just like his champion half-brother Tie The Knot who won 13 races at Group 1 level.