Californian colt Right Hand Man joined the roll-call of stakes-winners by Darley Victoria sire Street Boss (USA) in the Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes (1200m) on Sunday.
Right Hand Man took command at the top of the straight and was never threatened as he charged to a two length victory at Santa Rosa. “He’s a talented colt and that was nice to watch,” trainer Jeff Bonde said. “He had an excuse in the Santa Anita Juvenile last time but came back to run like we thought he could today.”
Street Boss has sired 25 stakes winners and Darley has increased his services by 250% this year. He will stand for a $27,500 (inc gst) fee at Northwood Park.
The Quarterback became the first Australian-bred Group 1 winner in the Newmarket Hcp (1200m) in March and Cathryn Sophia added another for USA in the G1 Kentucky Oaks in May.
Right Hand Man (2c Street Boss – Storm Queen by Stormy Atlantic) is from a daughter of G2 Beaumont Stakes winner Dixieland Gold and made $120,000 at the 2015 Barretts October yearling sale.
Street Boss had weighed in with a very promising winner on Saturday courtesy of My Cousin Bossy at Eagle Farm. The lightly-raced gelding had been on the market but trainer Steve Phelps said the horse was not for sale now.
“He’s the best horse I have had on potential. I would like to give him one more run and then spell him with the summer carnival.”
Street Boss sired My Cousin Bossy from a half-sister to Inspire who won stakes races at Flemington and Eagle Farm for Clarry Connors.