A brave performance by horse and rider secured victory for Kubrick and provided the most important success to date for his sire Shooting To Win in Saturday’s $1m Bondi at Randwick.
Jockey Brenton Avdulla called on Kubrick to force his way through a narrow opening at the 200m and the horse responded gamely, taking the run and then racing away to win by a length from Pancho.
On a memorable day for Darley stallion Brazen Beau, his son Colada finished third, adding to the Stakes wins of Ideas Man and Sartorial Splendour and the placing of Arctic Ice.
While the Bondi in its initial running is ungraded, it drew a high-class field of three-year-olds over which Kubrick proved triumphant.
He becomes Shooting To Win’s 17th individual winner and is the first foal to race from his dam Alcatraz who is from the family of the multiple Stakes winner Twiglet, the dam of the G1 winners Fairy King Prawn and Easy Rocking and also of the stakes winner Crevette.
Shooting To Win is standing the 2019 southern-hemisphere breeding season at a fee of A$22,000 including GST at Kelvinside, NSW.