Overnight at Lingfield Park in the UK, Cable Bay’s first ever runner, the Archie Watson-trained Electric Ladyland produced an outstanding display to jump the gates, take the lead, and pull away in a two-year-old course-record time over the 5f to become the first winner for her G2-winning, G1 placed sire.
With the European flat season only commencing last Saturday at Doncaster, the team at Woodside Park Stud couldn’t have hoped for a better start for the popular son of Invincible Spirit, achieving his first winner less than a week into the season.
One of 114 two-year-old’s by Cable Bay in Europe, Electric Ladyland is now likely to head straight into stakes company, due to the impressive nature of her absolutely dominant two length victory.
Having covered two books of incredibly well credentialed mares in Australia, all of which achieved a mating compatibility test, his third book this season is surely set to rise based on how highly regarded he is by his Southern Hemisphere shareholders as well as the quality first crop foals on the ground.
The local market will have access to Cable Bay’s first crop weanlings at the Inglis Broodmare and Weanling Sale in May where Victoria’s Merrivale Farm will consign a pair of fillies; Lot 142 is the second foal out of a half-sister to the G3 winner Adorabeel, while Lot 183 is out of the Dehere mare Chalk Ridge, from the family of G1-producing sires El Gran Senor and Try My Best and Domesday.