Profondo (3 c ex Honesty Prevails by Redoute’s Choice), a $1.9 million yearling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, showed his class in winning the Spring Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Randwick yesterday. The Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) colt powered clear of leader Never Been Kissed to win by two lengths, with Godolphin’s Alegron third, two and three-quarter lengths from the winner. The Richard Litt-trained colt became the 52nd individual Group 1 winner and 178th individual stakes winner for the late Deep Impact. The Arrowfield bred and sold colt is the second individual Group 1 winner for his trainer Richard Litt.
178 SW for Deep Impact Having sired a Group 1 winner in Australia courtesy of Profondo’s win in the Spring Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), Deep Impact was also represented by his 178th stakes winner in his native Japan yesterday when Command Line (2 c ex Condo Commando by Tiz Wonderful) took out The Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (Gr 3, 1600m) at Tokyo. The colt came into the race having shed his maiden tag on his first outing and he had no issues with the step up in class, beating Sternatia (Lord Kanaloa) by half a length with Stunning Rose (King Kamehameha) another neck away in third.
Novara Park's Staphanos by Deep Impact first yearlings are set to be sold at Karaka 2022.