Danehill added another name to the long list of his sire sons to be represented by a winner on Monday.
His penultimate-crop colt Nova Sofala sired Sofala Bridge to win the Boulder Parts & Towing Maiden (1400m) by two lengths at Leonora. Part-owned and trained in Kalgoorlie by David Smith, he had been placed at his home track on Anzac Day before the breakthrough on Foundation Day.
Sofala Bridge (4g Nova Sofala – Poppy Bridge by Perugino) was bred by Sharna Keys-Fernihough and is related to Lindsay Park stakes winner Flanders Fields.
Danehill sired Nova Sofala from G1 VRC Emirates Stakes winner Bonanova (Star Way). An $800,000 yearling buy for Sheikh Mohammed, he won at Goulburn before relocating to WA for further wins at Geraldton and Northam.
After covering a handful of mares in 2008, he transferred to Korilya Stud and then Waterford Stud before moving interstate in 2013. He stands for a $3,000 service fee at Douglas Thoroughbreds in Peterborough on the west coast of Victoria.