First-year stallion Fusaichi Pegasus, whose son Roman Ruler was installed the 8-5 favorite in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has another potential star emerging in New Zealand in the form of Dr Green.
"A runaway debut win by Cambridge youngster Dr Green in the listed Wellesley Stakes at Otaki on Saturday (Oct. 23) has inspired the long-held hope that at last New Zealand may have a horse with the ability to reproduce that form in the toughest of all 2-year-old races, the Golden Slipper Stakes (Aust-I)," according to the New Zealand Bloodstock newsletter.
Dr Green put in a "brilliant performance in Saturday's 1,000-metre race, establishing a clear mid-race lead and then accelerating away again after his closest pursuers had got within striking distance 300 metres from home."
The 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who is based at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Fusaichi Pegasus (Mr. Prospector -- Angel Fever, by Danzig) is represented by a total of three stakes performers from four starters in Australasia.