Erupt Relative Impresses In Silver Slipper Win
Promising two-year-old Home Affairs, who hails from the same family as Maine Chance Farms’ dual G1 winning sire Erupt, showed his class when landing the G2 ATC Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Having just his second race start following a close second on debut in the Group 3 ATC Canonbury Stakes last month, Home Affairs was fitter and wiser for that experience.
Turned out in great order by Chris Waller, Home Affairs went forward for James McDonald from gate one to race on the pace and was strong to the line winning by a short neck over the country juvenile Rocket Tiger, who ran the race of his life for second.
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“He’s a beautiful colt. He’s got killer looks and he’s got good ability with it,” McDonald said.”He should be probably unbeaten to be fair. He was left a sitting shot and just needed the run on that soft ground last start.”
An $875,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Tom Magnier from the Torryburn Stud draft, Home Affairs runs for a big syndicate headed by Coolmore and various partners and has already won over $170,000 in prizemoney.
Home Affairs (by I Am Invincible) is a half-brother to G1 Caulfield Guineas runner up Aysar and is the second winner from Miss Interiors, a winning half-sister by Flying Spur to dual G1 winner and sire Russian Revolution.
His fifth dam is Canadian Horse Of The Year, and blue hen, Fanfreluche -who also rates as the fourth dam of young Cape sire Erupt.
A son of elite stallion Dubawi, and winner of both the G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and G1 Pattison Canadian International, Erupt is well represented at both the Cape Yearling Sale and Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Erupt’s three lots on offer at this year’s Cape Sale include a colt (Lot132) out of Fort Wood’s stakes placed daughter Withbatedbreath, while his seven-strong draft on the Premier Sale include a half-sister (Lot 80) to G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Happy Valentine.