What a great thrill to have runners on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington, and the Blue Sky Bloodstock silks will be seen on two runners early in the day.
The opening race of the day sees two-year-old filly PROMPT RESPONSE make her debut for trainer Gai Waterhouse.
While Gai does send two-year-olds down to Melbourne, they have to be good, and after a barrier trial victory (below) and a recent jump out at Flemington, the Ron Hamer owned filly is set to go!
By the Blue Sky Bloodstock yearling purchase BENETEAU, who we raced to stakes success, the filly is out of the Exceed And Excel mare PROMPT, who was also secured by Blue Sky Bloodstock as a broodmares prospect.
With a large field of two-year-olds set to jump away in the Group 3 Emirates Airline Plate over 1000m (field and form), out filly is in barrier 14 and with Damien Oliver in the saddle, fingers crossed for her connections.
A few races later her year old brother PROMPT RETURN (below) carries top weight in the Schweppes #FlemingtonFling over 1000m (field and form).
Resuming after not racing since the February this year when injured in the Group 1 Blue Diamond, the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate winner has been readied for his assignment with a recent jump out at Flemington – leaving Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Japonisme and the third placegetter Counterattack many lengths behind!
While it was only a jump out, it was great to see the Danny Obrien-trained colt perform so well and we are really looking forward to a great showing today with Hames Winks in the saddle.
Raced by Mark Sowerby and Ron Hamer, the colt was purchased as a yearling from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in 2014 from the draft of Newgate Farm for $60,000 with the colt already winning double his purchase price, with more to come!
Best of luck to the connections of our runners today!