Dawn Passage shows strong potential in second Stakes win

Son of Dawn Approach outclasses opposition to score Listed success at Rosehill

A consummate, controlling performance by Dawn Passage has given his sire Dawn Approach another Stakes win and provided him with an excellent spring prospect at Rosehill on Saturday, 16 May.

Dawn Passage, already one of Dawn Approach’s 11 Stakes winners, asserted himself early in the Listed Inglis Scone 3YO Guineas before putting the result beyond doubt when he forged clear with 200m to run.

The runner-up Rocha Clock fought on for second after challenging briefly with Air To Air coming from last in the small field to take third place.

Dawn Passage earned Stakes success at his previous start in the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas two weeks ago when, as he did in his latest outing, he indicated he would be at home in longer races next season.

A A$150,000 yearling purchase by the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott training partnership at the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale where he was offered by Mill Park Stud, Dawn Passage is a half-brother to seven winners including the G3 winner Dinkum Diamond.

Dawn Approach stood the latest northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud, Ireland at a fee of 10,000, special live foal.