Ascot winner Very Angry Gal has helped Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man increase his lead for the Western Australian 2YO premiership in 2016-17.
Very Angry Gal sat midfield from an awkward draw on debut in the Mumm Champagne Plate (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. She pulled four wide and then flashed home under Peter Knuckey to beat Street Fury by three-quarters of a length.
Gingerbread Man sired his first winner when Achernar Star scored at Belmont in October and the second strike sent his earnings to $106,700. He leads the WA ladder from fellow Yarradale stallions Vital Equine ($81,300) and Bradbury’s Luck ($79,050).
It’s an even bigger margin for the WA First-season title with Yarradale freshman Frost Giant next best on $25,600.
Very Angry Gal is raced by Digby and Ken Beacham with Jason Carone and Mick Hulse. Her dam Street Show (Zeditave) is an unraced daughter of Melbourne stakes winner Street Talk.
The filly has been a looker since Day 1. She was a foal at foot when the Beachams sent Street Show to be covered by I Am Invincible at Yarraman Park in 2014. Studmaster Harry Mitchell reckoned she was the nicest baby on the property.
The I Am Invincible died after birth so the Perth partnership received a free return and Street Show delivered a healthy colt by I Am Invincible in September.
Gingerbread Man (Shamardal) has 12 yearlings catalogued for the Perth Magic Millions on February 20 & 21.