Saturday, June 29, 2013


Co-owner, Gary Lechte, and leading trainer, David Hayes (below), would have been entitled to dine out on Friday night following the impressive win of first starter, Gourmet Night, over 1300m at Geelong.
A flashy 2YO chestnut by first season sire, Astronomer Royal, Gourmet Night battled on gamely over the final stages to prevail by a half length.
Bred by SF Bloodstock, Gourmet Night is out of the winning Alannan mare, Swirly Dream, a half sister to Group One winner Padstow.
The youngster will certainly improve with the run and now joins European siblings such as stakes winner Table Ronde and stakes placed Sir Patrick Moore as stand outs for Astronomer Royal.
A classic winning son of Danzig, Astronomer Royal has been hugely popular with buyers and will stand the coming season at just $7,700.

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