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Uncommon winner for Cable Bay as son swoops in Listed event at Eagle Farm

Highclere stallion bags first stakes winner in Australia

Cable Bay: off the mark as a stakes sire in Australia
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Uncommon James became the fourth individual winner in Australia for his sire Cable Bay when landed his maiden just over a week ago at the Sunshine Coast, and on Saturday he became his first stakes winner with victory in the Listed Oxlade Stakes at Eagle Farm

The son of the former Woodside Park shuttler is out of Pickabee, and is trained by Steven O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted.

Uncommon James ran down favourite and runaway race leader Maotai in the final strides at Eagle Farm, winning by quarter of a length. King High held on for third, two and a half lengths behind the winner.

Uncommon James is the second living foal out of the stakes placed Pickabee. She has a weanling filly by Capitalist and was placed in foal to Yes Yes Yes last year.

Cable Bay was also on the mark on Saturday with Atalis Bay at Sandown in the Scurry Stakes, the dogged Marco Botti-trained colt providing his sire with a Listed cross-hemisphere double.

Atalis Bay is out of Holy Roman Emperor's daughter Atalis and was winning for the fifth time in nine starts.

Cable Bay is the sire of five stakes winners overall, including last month's Group 2 Temple Stakes winner Liberty Beach. The sire so nearly pulled off a Group 2 double at Haydock that afternoon, with son Dragon Symbol losing out by a nose in the Sandy Lane Stakes to Rohaan, having won the first four starts of his career.

A week later at Haydock another son, King's Lynn, carried the Queen's silks to victory in the Listed Achilles Stakes, and is in the frame for the King's Stand Stakes or Wokingham next week. 

One of Cable Bay's career highlights also came at Haydock, when he won the Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes, with his best victory being in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes at Newmarket. 

He stood the 2021 season at Highclere Stud for a fee of £8,000.

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Uncommon James ran down favourite and runaway race leader Maotai in the final strides at Eagle Farm, winning by quarter of a length
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