In-form sire Falkirk delivered one of his more memorable performances when shouldering 59.5kg to win the 2005 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington.
In the process, he defeated G1 winning mare Glamour Puss in the sizzling time of 1.07.96s for 1200 metres.
Fast forward to Flemington on Saturday and Falkirk’s promising son Falcent pulled out a gutsy performance for trainer Doug Harrison in the $100,000 VRC Coolalinga Hcp (1100m).
Falcent (3g Falkirk – Never Cent by Centaine) had won at Ballarat and Caulfield earlier this season and he held off Bombsquad to score by a nose down the straight. “Doug knows the talent’s there,” commented jockey Dwayne Dunn. “It’s just a matter of getting him into the right races in the right form.”
The Cranbourne based galloper was a $110,000 buy from Beatson Stables at the 2011 NZB Ready to Run 2YO Sale.
Falkirk (Tale of the Cat) also defeated Grand Armee and Private Steer in the G2 STC Theo Marks Hcp. His stakes winners include Fay Fay (G1 HKJC Derby) and Makurra who claimed this month’s G3 Paititi Gold Trophy.
Falkirk stands at Windsor Park for a $8,000 (plus GST) service fee.