Group I Racetree TJ Smith to Pressday

15th Jun 2010

Stallions - Michelle Cullen - Saturday, 12 June 2010

First-season sire Domesday celebrated his first Group One winner on Saturday when his son Pressday landed the TJ Smith Stakes at Eagle Farm.

Already a dual Group Two winner, having annexed the Bollinger Champagne Classic at Doomben on 22 May and the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes just a week ago, Pressday, who charged home from near the rear of the field to score by a length and a quarter, has been hailed by his trainer and jockey as a star in the making.

Trainer Chris Waller told the press: “He gave them all a good start and he’s a very promising horse. To get this far is quite amazing after just a two-week spell off a Golden Slipper campaign. He is right up there with the best horses and he will only improve further.”

His rider Nash Rawiller, who was celebrating his eighth Group One win of the season, added that he was “an exceptional colt”.

Bred by Mr R D See, Pressday is out of the Kaaptive Edition mare Kaaptive Empress, a winner of nine races and a half-sister to the dam of G1 winner The Mighty Lions. Kaaptive Empress has a filly foal by Danzig’s G1 winner Librettist on the ground and visited Domesday again last season.

With the best winners to runners strike rate of all his freshman contemporaries, Domesday is represented by four Stakes horses so far this season, the others being G1-placed filly Divorces, Exchanges and Domesky. Domesday is to stand the forthcoming season at Darley’s Northwood Park at a fee of $11,000 including GST.

Sold by Glenarvon Park at the 2009 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale, Pressday is now the winner of four races in six starts for earnings topping $600,000.

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