Bushranger continues to impress European fans with another two first crop winners through the week, kicking off with a victory to Indikova in Germany on Sunday and following up with another score via Bushcraft in England on Wednesday.
Stepping out for the first time – over 1200m in Berlin – Indikova (below) won easily and she will now be targeting a Group race at Baden Baden. A half sister to German Group One winner Temida, Indikova is out of the multiple winner, Interim Payment (by Red Ransom). Originally sold for 44,000 guineas at Tattersalls, she was later snapped up for 80,000 guineas at the breeze up sales.
Meanwhile, Bushcraft notched up his second win on the trot for Ed Walker, taking out the – get this – Slug and Lettuce Book Now For Christmas Nursery Handicap over 1000m at Sandown.
Bushcraft took total command over the final furlong to win by over two lengths, after winning his previous outing by four and a half lengths on 9 July.
Hailing from the Royal Applause mare Lady Lucia and linebred to Green Desert through a daughter and a son, Bushcraft is a half brother to multiple stakes placed 2YO, Mullionmileanhour, and is from the family of Australian Group One winner and sire, Runyon.