A brilliant two year-old and Champion 3YO Sprinter, Flying Artie started his stud career on the perfect note with a debut winner at Eagle Farm on Saturday in Princess Bojack.
The Michael Nolan-trained Princess Bojack looked the consummate profession jumping straight to the front under Michael Cahill to make every post a winner.
She led all the way to win the 1000m scamper by the best part of a length.
“We bought her at the sales, she’s been in and out a couple of times and we brought her back in with the Magic Millions in mind,” Nolan said.
“She is small but nice and racy and she has been a good filly to train.
“We might give her a bit of a break now and see what we can do.”
A $50,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Murrulla Stud draft, Princess Bojack is the second foal and first runner for the accomplished Testa Rossa mare Catseye Surprise, whose dam Catseye Beach is a half-sister to the dams of Group III winners Fiscal Fantasy and Fair Trade from the famed Cotehele House (GB) branch of the Eight Carat (GB) family.
Catseye Surprise was covered by another Newgate sire in Winning Rupert last spring.
Completely free of Danehill blood, Flying Artie stands at a fee of $16,500 this spring.