Flying Pegasus has a strong double-act heading to Perth’s Super Saturday meeting.
The Touchstone Farm stallion will be represented by last-start stakes winners The Rising and Saint Bro at Ascot on November 23.
The Rising (4h Flying Pegasus – Glenn’s Girl by Key Business) earned an exemption from the G1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) after a convincing victory in the G3 Colonel Reeves Stakes last Tuesday.
And Saint Bro added his name to the mix for the G2 WA Guineas (1600m) following an on-pace win in the LR Fairetha Stakes on Saturday.
A stylish debut winner at Ascot on October 30, Saint Bro maintained a length lead in the straight to defeat Petrol Power (Snitzel) and Moonsearch (Danehill Express). “He lacked experience compared to the others but there’s a real X-factor feel about him,” trainer Simon Miller explained. “He’s got an engine and looks the real deal.”
In the last 30 years, Vain Crusader (2006), Royal Retrieve (1998), Tip The Pro (1994), Kaysart (1989) and Importune (1984) have completed the Fairetha – Guineas double.
Saint Bro (3g Flying Pegasus – Parole by Jade Hunter) was a $42,500 buy from De Grey Stud at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions. His dam has foaled six runners for six winners including Flemington G3 placegetter Offenders.
De Grey owner Dick Vincent bought Parole for $34,000 from Bob Ingham at the 2006 Magic Millions National Sale. The mare has a yearling colt by Saxon and she foaled a Scandal Keeper colt in September.
Flying Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus) sired his first WA Guineas winner when Craig Williams sooled King Saul to victory. Touchstone Farm stands him for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee.
– Karl Patterson