Beautifully-bred 2yo Bosustow put a down payment on his purchase price with a three-length victory in the Cascade Maiden Plate (1350m) at Doomben on Wednesday.

Bosustow (2c Blue Point – Bumbasina by Canford Cliffs) was bred by Amelia Park owner Peter Wash and is a half-brother to his G1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) winner Amelia’s Jewel (Siyouni).  Walsh kept a share after selling him to the Victorian-based Rosemont Stud Alliance for $900,000 at the 2023 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

He is named after former Carlton champion Peter Bosustow in keeping with the Alliance’s trait of naming their horses after Australian Rules football legends.

Facing the starter for the fifth time, he blitzed a field of older gallopers putting three lengths on runner-up Binghamton (Merchant Navy).  The Annabel Neasham trainee went out an even-money favourite on the strength of a prior Group 2 placing in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

Bosustow (pictured) holds a nomination for the $1 million Group 1 J J Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday week, June 15.  “He’s just done everything right from Day 1 and has got a good brain on him,” Rosemont Stud owner Anthony Mithen said.  “He’s a very athletic horse, he moves well and has done everything really easily.”

He’s the fourth first-crop winner in Australia by Darley Stud’s Irish-bred sire Blue Point (Shamardal) while Bumbasina is carrying a PPT to southern-hemisphere time by Siyouni (Fr).

She returned to Australia earlier this year and her next cover is likely to be Zoustar at Widden Stud.

Meanwhile, Neasham has taken over Amelia’s Jewel’s latest preparation in Sydney.  “I was a little bit surprised to get her as well as being extremely privileged,” she told RWWA reporter Julio Santarelli.  “I didn’t think for one moment I was going to be training such a special horse.  It feels like I’m carrying the weight of WA on my shoulders.”