Brother and sister duo PROMPT RETURN and PROMPT RESPONSE have both, in recent weeks, given notice in jump outs that they are looking likely to hit the race track in the coming week with positive performances.
A winner of the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate at his second start back in November last year, the two length victory of Prompt Return highlighted himself as an extremely classy colt.
After not all went right in the Group 1 Blue Diamond of his two-year-old season, Prompt Return had a chip removed from his knee and after many months of recuperating, as the jump below shows, he looks right on track.
Purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock for $60,000 from the draft of Newgate Farm at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in 2014, Prompt Return is likely to resume on Melbourne Cup day in the Schweppes Tonic Stakes.
Finishing in terms with Singapore’s star colt Super One, and leaving the remainder of the field many lengths behind which included Group 1 performed Sebring Sun and the stakes winners Japonisme and Counter Attack, the Mark Sowerby and Ron Hamer-owned colt looks an exciting prospect.
His year younger full-sister Prompt Response, also raced by Ron Hamer, is yet to race but was an impressive Randwick barrier trial winner about three weeks ago, before performing extremely well in her jump out a week ago down the Flemington straight.
Expected to join her brother on Melbounre Cup at the races, this time in the Ottowa Stakes for two-year-olds, it would be am amazing result for all concerned to have the duo both successful on the same day!
Both by BENETEAU, a colt that Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased as a yearling before racing him with various partners. Trained by Paul Messara during his short career, Beneteau was one of the most talented juveniles of his generation, winning at Group 3 level before a narrow third in the Group 1 Blue Diamond of his year.
PROMPT, the dam of both Prompt Return and Prompt Response was also secured by Blue Sky Bloodstock, purchased at the 2011 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for only $45,000 for Ron Hamer.
With such a close connection to these two runners, Blue Sky Bloodstock are extremely excited to see them both at the track in the coming weeks for their connections.