General Assault broke through for Phar Out Syndications at Doomben on Wednesday and it was also a first for freshman sire Ambitious General.
Syndicate manager Ray Decru paid $24,000 for General Assault when he was offered by Jorson Farm at the 2015 Capricornia Sale and the gelding paid that back in the Hamilton Hotel Maiden (1110m). He settled midfield and sprinted home to score by over a length from Jakuta (Sequalo) and Sidereus Attacks (Sidereus).
Ambitious General stands with Ross & Rhonda Clark at Goomeri in the South Burnett and his Doomben winner is the only named foaled from his first crop.
General Assault (2g Ambitious General – She’s All Greek by Spartacus) is a half-brother to last-start Ascot winner Extreme Dreams (Dreamscape) and trainer Paul Butterworth will set him for the $100,000 Capricornia 2YO Classic at Rockhampton on April 9.
Ambitious General (General Nediym) won the G2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield and was also runner-up in the G1 Australian Derby and G1 Rosehill Guineas before transferring to Hong Kong where he won the Community Chest Cup (1800m) for trainer David Hayes.
General Nediym’s Queensland-based stallion Sidereus is making an impact with his first crop and the Clarks will be booking outside mares to Ambitious General this year. Broodmare owners can call Ross Clark for further information on (07) 4168 4321 or 0427 582 261.