Making his debut on Saturday over 900m at Bendigo, two-year-old colt PROMPT RETURN produced the goods for trainer Danny O’Brien and jockey James Wink, winning by a length in the Elmore RC 2Yo Maiden Plate.
Secured from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale by BLUE SKY BLOODSTOCK after initially being passed in through the ring, Prompt Return is from the first-crop of BENETEAU, a stakes-winning son of Redoute’s Choice that Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased as a yearling and raced with Arrowfield Stud.
Out of Slice Of Paradise, a full-sister to the multiple Group One-winning, Champion filly Alinghi, Beneteau’s only season on the track as a two-year-old highlighted his enormous ability.
A winner on debut, followed by a trip to Melbourne where he won his second start in the Group Three Blue Diamond Prelude, Beneteau finished third in the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at his next start behind Star Witness.
The final two runs of his career were a fifth in the Group One Golden Slipper behind Crystal Lily (a filly he had defeated in the Blue Diamond) and a sixth in the Champagne Stakes.
Retiring to stud after injury, Beneteau stood for only two season before his untimely death, resulting in 135 foals, and with Prompt Return being only his second runner to hit the track, it is a very good advertisement for the Blue Sky Bloodstock Stallion Fund, as Beneteau was secured as part of the Fund.
Purchased from the draft of Henry Field’s Newgate Farm, Prompt Return is out of the Exceed And Excel mare Prompt, who was interestingly also secured by Blue Sky Bloodstock as a yearling.
Already the dam of the Listed placed Diamond Glow, Prompt is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Montoux, both being daughters of the stakes performer Amnesia (NZ).
The current yearling by Prompt is also by Beneteau (pictured below), this time a filly.
We wish the connections of Prompt Return the best of luck for his future race career and we are excited about the progeny of the Beneteau’s as they now hit the track.