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Fastnet Rock Adds Canada Gr3

Monday, 27th July 2015

At Woodbine in Canada, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) celebrated his first North American stakes winner when 4YO Irish-bred mare Uchenna (Fastnet Rock-Uriah, by Acatenango) finished strongly to score by 0.75-length for trainer Roger Attfield in the US$160,000 Gr3 Ontario Matron Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 3YO+ f&m, over 5YO mare Strut The Course (Strut the Stage-Bold Course, by Trajectory) & 4YO mare Skylander Girl (Stroll-Heliotrope, by Northern Score). Uchenna, who began her racing career in the UK, took her record to 4 wins and 3 placings from 13 starts $124,202 earnings. From the German-bred US Gr2 winner Uriah, Uchenna is a three-quarter sister to Hong Kong Derby Trial winner and Gr1 Hong Kong Gold Cup runner-up King Dancer (Danehill Dancer).

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