Royal Descent has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting staying prospects with a sensational win in Saturday’s Group One AJC Oaks at Randwick.
A beautifully bred daughter of super sire Redoute’s Choice, Royal Descent notched an incredible 10 length win – one of the biggest winning margins in Australian Group One history.
Trainer Chris Waller and jockey Nash Rawiller were both overwhelmed with the performance of the exciting and untapped filly.
The lightly raced prospect was racing for just the seventh time, notching win four and group race two.
She came into the Oaks after a runaway win in last Saturday’s Group Three Adrian Knox Stakes.
“I am a bit lost for words,” winning rider Nash Rawiller said after the Oaks romp. “Chris has known for a long time he has had something pretty special.”
“I thought the other day was a momentous effort and I thought it was definitely worth a crack at this race,” he added.
Royal Descent was bred by Gerry Harvey and offered through the draft of Baramul Stud at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
The filly was retained by her breeder after falling $10,000 short of her $350,000 reserve.
From just a handful starts the filly has won at distances from 1200 to 2400 metres and earned about $560,000.
Royal Descent is the 22nd individual Group One winner for champion Arrowfield Stud based sire Redoute’s Choice – who rounded out a massive day’s racing by being the dam sire of the Doncaster winner Sacred Falls.
His Oaks heroine is one of three winners from the former quality race mare Mulan Princess.
A winner of six races, the daughter of Kaapstad won four stakes events headlined by the Group Two STC Hill Stakes. She earned over $327,000 before retiring to stud.
Mulan Princess is a three quarter sister to Group One winner Golden Sword and fellow stakes winner Greta Hall. She is also a half sister to group winning sire Falkirk and New Zealand based stakes winner Luscilla.
Royal Descent’s second dam Madam Valeta, a daughter of Palace Music, was a Group Three winner in New Zealand and a listed winner in Brisbane.