Heytesbury Stud sire Saxon has stitched up an international double with his first crop three year-olds Comtesse Le Gran and Bring More Money.
Comtesse Le Gran sent her residual value soaring with a last-stride victory in the Listed WA Breeders’ Classic (1400m) at Bunbury on Sunday. A few hours later, his Singapore based sprinter Bring More Money claimed the Manulife Cup at his third start at Kranji.
Comtesse La Gran (3f Saxon – Screech by Canny Lad) edged out the hot favourite Watermans Bay to earn her first black-type on the first day of the Bunbury Cup carnival. She is prepared by local trainer Warwick Bradshaw who was Heytesbury’s studmaster back in the 1990s.
He bought the Breeders’ Classic winner for $10,000 out of the Heytesbury draft at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions. She is the first foal to race from Screech who is a direct descendant of G1 winning sprinter Tango Miss.
Bradshaw will set Comtesse La Gran for the LR Raconteur Stakes (1500m) at Ascot on March 24.
Screech has a 2yo Husson Lightning filly named Bayside High with Aquanita trainer Simon Miller. She is owned by Peter Bell, Ray Meadowcroft and Digby Beacham.
Bring More Money also came out of the Heytesbury draft at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions. He headed off-shore after trainer Leslie Khoo paid $32,000 on behalf of the Good Brothers Stable.
Bring More Money (3g Saxon – Eulalie by Strategic) had shown potential on debut when third to NZ bred colt Marathon Lad and he broke through second-up on February 15. He denied fast closer Emblessed to make it two in a row on Sunday night.
“He has always shown potential and really improved after that first run,” Khoo said. “He’s still very green but the more Mark (Ewe) rode him hard, the more he kept hitting the line.”
Bring More Money’s dam Eulalie won three sprints in Melbourne and she is a half-sister to the Sydney Group winners Heather (Grand Lodge) and Peat Bog (Canny Lad).
Saxon (Danehill) was a G2 winner the 2005 Queensland Guineas and there have been 11 individual winners so far from his first crop. Comtesse La Gran is his second stakes winner following Red Hot Sax in the LR Burgess Queen Stakes.
Heytesbury stands Saxon for a $5,500 service fee alongside Husson Lightning (Hussonet).
Brilliant winner for Saxon in Singapore