Another sign that Astern is well on the way to success as the stallion was provided with the dominant win of his 2YO filly Danger Strykes in the Listed Castletown Stakes at Wanganui, NZ, on Saturday, 5 June.
Danger Strykes joins Seradess on Astern’s list of Stakes winners and becomes the eighth winner overall from her sire’s first crop.
Her defeat of Ima Roca Bee and Bellaconte followed hot on the heels of the victory of another of Astern’s juveniles, Zadig who scored his second win in Australia a day earlier.
Astern retired to stud in 2017 after a racing career in which he became the highest-rated son of Medaglia d’Oro, the best of his five wins coming in the G1 Golden Rose.
Astern is also a member of one of Godolphin’s best Australian female families being a son of Essaouira (Exceed And Excel), who is also the dam of triple G1 winner Alizee.
The family also includes five-time G1 winner Triscay and and the Stakes winners La Baraka and Alizes.
Astern, who is a regular shuttler to Jonabell Farm in the US, will stand the coming southern hemisphere at Kelvinside, NSW, at a fee of $16,500, including GST.