Lynward Park Stud stallion Bondi (Snitzel) sired his first winner when Krysanova was a very impressive all-the-way winner at Ascot on Saturday.
The Trevor Andrews-trained debutante started an odds-on favourite after a runaway trial win at Belmont and was always in control of the Bunbury Brighter Plate (1000m). Eager to go faster for Brad Parnham, she was four lengths clear into the straight to eventually score by over a length from Wiley Girl (Universal Ruler) in 58.55s.
“She was full of herself and really switched on today,” Andrews said. “Hopefully she can chill-out with a bit more experience. She’s pretty casual at home and relaxes when we work her in company. But her racing manners have to improve with some of the better races ahead.”
Krysanova is a homebred for Lynward Park and they will have to make a decision whether to pay a $5,500 late-entry fee for the G2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) next month. “I will wait to see how she pulls up before deciding where we go with the Karrakatta in mind,” Andrews added. “The Supremacy Stakes is next Saturday followed by the Gimcrack Stakes so we will have a better idea in a couple of weeks.”
Bondi is a son of Champion Australian sire Snitzel and was bred by John Singleton at Strawberry Hill Stud in NSW. He was a 2yo winner for Snowden Racing and was also runner-up in the G1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) and LR Breeders Plate (1000m) at Randwick. Peter Snowden said Bondi was the best of good things beaten in the G3 Black Opal Stakes that season and, but for some other close calls, he would have been based in the Hunter Valley instead of being a prized recruit for Western Australia.
Krysanova is the fourth winner from All Friared Up (Blackfriars) who won a LR Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont for Oakland Park in 2011. After commencing her stud career in NSW, she changed hands at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast when agent John Chalmers bid $50,000 on behalf of Lynward Park.
All Friared Up has yearling colt and weanling colt by Bondi at Lynward Park’s Bullsbrook nursery and she was bred back to him in November.
Krysanova is the second TBWA Winner of the Week for Lynward Park in the last month following American Songbook (Manhattan Rain) in February. He holds a nomination for the G2 WATC Derby (2400m) on April 8.