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Regally-bred 3YOs on the board

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Written by Paul Vettise

A pair of high-priced youngsters have delivered early strikes to add winning momentum to their fledgling careers.

An international Group 1 pedigree was to the fore at Geelong on Monday when Notation (Fastnet Rock) got her career away to a dream start while Diplomatico (Snitzel) won at his second appearance when successful on the Kensington track at Randwick.

Expensive purchase s

Trained by Team Hawkes, Diplomatico had finished runner-up at Rosehill in his only appearance last season and was untroubled in the hands of Brenton Avdulla to go one better in the Everest Carnival H.

He was a $1.7 million buy for George Moore Bloodstock at Inglis’ Sydney Easter Yearling Sale and is a son of Top Cuban (Anabaa {USA}).

All four of her foals are now winners and include the G3 BTC Classic winner Havana (Starcraft {NZ}).

Diplomatico as a yearling

Notation is trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and the high-priced youngster made short work of her rivals over 1240 metres to triumph on debut in the bet365 Maiden Plate.

She was secured as a weanling by James Harron for $260,000 at the Magic Millions National Sale on behalf of a group of owners that includes Coolmore and Stonestreet Stables.

Better for the experience

“She trialled very well and with the shades on and a good ride she got the job done well,” stable representative Bruno Rouge-Serret said.

“She’s a beautifully-bred filly so we’ll look at the options in the spring, there’s plenty for her. This will bring her on and she’ll improve.”

Notation, an impressive debut winner

Successful rider Regan Bayliss also said Notation will benefit from the experience. “She came here against horses that have had three or four races and she’s handled herself fantastically well.”

Notation is a daughter of Chocolicious (SAF) (Kahal {GB}), who won the G1 Allen Robertson Championship in her home land. Her son Mazaheer (Frankel {GB}) sold at the 2016 Inglis Sydney Easter Sale for $610,000.

Chocolicious is out of the Group 3 winner and Group 1 placegetter Candy Box (SAF) (Exclusive Patriot {USA}).

WATCH: Notation as a foal