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Royally bred French trotting stallion BRILLANTISSIME has sired his first Australian winner.

Imported three-year-old HOPEFUL BEAUTY put the son of Ready Cash on the map at her second race start at Charlton on Monday, August 17.

She is owned by Yabby Dam Racing and trained by Anton Golino.

The filly's timing is perfect with Brillantissime on the Haras des Trotteurs stallion roster in Australia for the first time in the upcoming breeding season.

Yabby Dam Farms principal Pat Driscoll purchased Hopeful Beauty as a yearling from the sale ring in France in late 2018.

Hopeful Beauty debuted at Bendigo on August 5, when she was unlucky not to win - breaking in the shadows of the finish line when looking the winner.

She was emphatic at Charlton though, with reinsman Jason Lee taking her to the post under a strong hold after racing outside the leader.

Hopeful Beauty, which was bred by SCEA de Marancourt, rated 2:4.2 in the TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY 3YO TROT, 2100m.


A three-time group 1 winner in Italy, Brillantissime (1:54.1) has made an impressive start to his stud career in the highly competitive French breeding scene.

He was the leading first crop sire in France last year and second to his sire Ready Cash in the two-year-old age group category.

Brillantissime will be only available in Australia this year, in limited numbers, but his semen is being frozen for Australia next season.

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