Debutant streets his rivals

Yarradale Stud’s Nureyev stallion Zentsov Street sired his third winner and first metropolitan winner when Carlton Street made a winning debut at Belmont on Saturday.

The Warren Radford trained Carlton Street (2g Zentsov Street-Sayer Road by Euclase) was well positioned just off the speed by veteran hoop Paul King, and loomed ominously as the field turned for home  Inside the final furlong the gelding balanced up and quickly swept past his rivals to post victory by just over a length in the Elite Beef Handicap (1200m).

Radford admitted post race he was hopeful Carlton Street would run well.  “We were very pleased, he has been a very immature horse and we went in to the race hoping more than anything,” Radford said.

The Ascot based trainer and stable owners leased Carlton Street from leading local farm Yarradale Stud and the win was sure to have bought a smile to the face of the stud’s managing director Ron Sayers.

He bred and raced Carlton Street’s dam Sayer Road (Euclase), who was runner up in the 1999 G2 VRC Edward Manifold Stakes.  She has a yearling colt by Heritage and was bred back to the son of Flying Spur again last season.

Zentsov Street was a Ballydole based colt and was G1 placed in the prestigious Dewhurst Stakes (1400m) at Newmarket behind Distant Music.  Sent to the United States as a three-year old, he was a Listed winner of the In Excess Stakes (1600m) at Santa Anita and was placed in the G1 Hollywood Derby (1800m) won by Brahms.

He is set to commence his fifth season at Yarradale and will stand for a service fee of $5,500 inc gst alongside fellow sires Citidancer (Lomand), Euclase (Century), Medal Of Honour (Danehill) and Heritage (Flying Spur).