Strawberry Bear Takes Gr3 Byerley Turk

A warm up into Champions Season over 1400m saw the stout grey speedy son of Flying The Flag grab the Gr3 Byerley Turk from the respected Cousin Casey and Jimmy Don.

Born and raised at Bush Hill Stud for breeder Ms Giddy, has now won four of his seven starts and gave jockey Tristan Godden his first Graded Stakes winner.

The elated connections! Image: Candiese Lenferna

Trained by Michael Miller for owners Sterling Miller and Tony Jelenski, won his penultimate start at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1200m and ran a tremendous race at Hollywoodbets Greyville to win by just over half a length.

His pedigree is speed on speed; out of a Captain Al mare in turn out of a Muhtafal mare, from the family of Champion sprinters Nhlavini, Mystery Guest and Arabian Mist. Flying The Flag also carries speed through his grand dam Cassandra Go.

Congratulations to all concerned and certainly a gelding to watch for the coming season!

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