Group 1 one-two for Fast Company
New South American star gives Kildangan sire red-letter day
Fast Company's first southern hemisphere-bred crop achieved something that would do credit to any sire on Sunday when two of its members completed a Group 1 exacta.
Not that this could represent more than icing on the cake after Robert Bruce won the Clasico Alberto Vial Infante at Club Hipco in Chile by no fewer than eight lengths. Now unbeaten in three starts, the exciting colt was bred by Haras Convento Viejo from one of Fast Company's most glamorous South American partners in the Group 1-winning Orpen mare Lady Pelusa.
The emergence of another of Fast Company's two-year-old sons, Caramboleado, to lead the chasing pack kept up the momentum for a sire a fortnight after he produced a sixth Group winner in Penny Pepper, in the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh.
Robert Bruce emulates Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting as a second elite scorer for Fast Company, who is also responsible for Group 2 scorers Devonshire, Baitha Alga and El Notario.
The 12-year-old son of Danehill Dancer stood this year's northern-hemisphere breeding season at a fee of €7,000 at Kildangan Stud, having previously stood at Overbury Stud and Rathasker Stud.