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First winners for Sidestep, Deep Field

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First season stallions Deep Field and Sidestep have got off the mark with the first winners from their progeny at Newcastle and Rosehill respectively on Saturday.

Sidestep, who currently stands at Telemon Thoroughbreds having spent his first two seasons at Darley, sired Godolphin's first 2-year-old winner of the season when Kiamichi toughed it out to win the Girls' Day Out 2YO Handicap.

Ridden by Jay Ford, she edged out Lindsay Park's Sebrakate (Sebring), with Oh So Hot (Sizzling) in third.

"She has really come on since her trial," Godolphin representative Darren Beadman said.

"She didn't jump with blistering speed, but she gained momentum nicely. I thought she was going to overdo it in the first 100 metres but once Jay was able to bring her back underneath him, she ran sweetly and went straight as a gun barrel. It was very professional."

She is the fifth winner from Ouachita (Canny Lad), the sister to Preserve and Rio Osa and the half-sister to Denman.

At Newcastle, Newgate's Deep Field got his first winner when the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Cosmic Force won the Love For Zac 2YO Mdn.

Cosmic Force was a $180,000 yearling purchase by China Horse Club, Newgate and Winstar at the Classic Sale and showed his quality by sitting outside the pace and kicking clear to beat Blazing Miss (Sizzling) by nearly a length, with Stralex (Stratum) in third.

Cosmic Force as a yearling

He was bred by Bob and Sue Hannon at Ascot Park out of the mare Little Zeta, making him a half-brother to Group 3 winner Onemorezeta.

In Adelaide, Fastnet Rock sired his second 2-year-old for the season when well-bred filly Pelican (NZ) won on debut.

The Lindsay Park filly, a $450,000 Karaka buy, is out of seven-time Group 1 winning mare Seachange (NZ), and racing in the Coolmore colours held off stablemate Emconi Star (Equiano {Fr}).

Anaheed, a winner at Randwick last month, is the other Fastnet Rock 2-year-old to win this season.

At the Sunshine Coast, Champagne Jet (Jet Spur) lived up to her trial by winning the 2YO Hcp at that track, while at the Gold Coast, first starter Mishani Desire gave Palm Valley's Real Saga a first 2YO winner for the season.