Sire: Fastnet Rock

Dam: Optimist

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Aug 13th, 2012

Country: Australia

Silks: Turquoise, White Spots, Spotted Sleeves, Spotted Cap


D Grimley, Belannah Stud (G S Charny), Ms K Grimley, S T Grimley, A G Bray & G T Bray, Ms H V Charny & Ms I S J Charny & A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A&B Cummings)

Career Record: 11-2-0-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    18.2 %
  • Place
    18.2 %





Bay fillyFoaled in 2012

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) RazyanaHis Majesty
2001Piccadilly CircusRoyal AcademyNijinsky
DamRed RansomRobertoHail to Reason
OPTIMIST (AUS) ArabiaDamascus
2005TugelaRivermanNever Bend

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). 6 wins to 1200m, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire twice. Sire of 1146 rnrs, 767 wnrs, 95 SW, inc. Super Cool (VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1), Atlantic Jewel, Sea Siren, Fascinating Rock, Planet Rock, Mosheen, Driefontein, Amicus, First Seal, Atlante, Foxwedge, Lone Rock, Heroic Valour, Diamondsandrubies, Qualify, Magicool, Nechita, Rock 'n' Pop, Irish Lights, Wanted, Albany Reunion, Your Song, etc.


1st dam

OPTIMIST, by Red Ransom. Unraced. Half-sister to MAKYBE DIVA, MUSKET, VALKYRIE DIVA (dam of C'EST BEAU LA VIE, WALES), LA AMISTAD, Shadowofexcellence. Dam of three named foals, all raced, two winners, inc:-

Believe (f. by Fastnet Rock). 2 wins. See below.

Dream Diamond (g. by Lonhro). 3 wins from 1400m to 2150m to 2015-16 in Aust.


2nd dam

TUGELA, by Riverman. Raced twice. Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

MAKYBE DIVA (Desert King). Australian Horse of the Year twice. Champion stayer in Australia in 2003-04 & 2005-06. Champion middle distance horse in Australia in 2005-06. Head of The 2005-06 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 15 wins from 1400m to 3200m, A$14,526,685, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, 2000m-in track record time, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, STC BMW S., Gr.1, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1-3 times, Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.2, Turnbull S., Gr.2, MRC Memsie S., Gr.2, Werribee Cup, L, VRC Jezabeel H., 2d MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, St George S., Gr.2, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2-twice, 3d STC BMW S., Gr.1, Ranvet Rawson S., Gr.1, MRC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.3, 4th MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, MRC Memsie S., Gr.2, MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.3. Producer.

MUSKET (Redoute's Choice). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$308,250, STC Shannon S., Gr.2, AJC Wales Truck Repairs Welter H., National Jockeys Celebration Day H., STC Spring Carnival H., 2d AJC Japan Racing Association P., L, STC Sky High S., L, Royal Parma S., L, 3d STC Furniture One Group H., Fairfield RSL H., 4th Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3. Sire.

VALKYRIE DIVA (Jade Robbery). 8 wins from 1200m to 1700m, A$208,275, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, MRC Shirley Evans H., Solution H., VRC Sunny Lane H., MRC Chatham H., 2d MRC Leonia Harcourt's 40th Birthday H., 3d MRC Waranton H., 4th VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2. Dam of-

C'EST BEAU LA VIE (Bernardini). 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$174,350, in 2015-16, SAJC Laelia S., L, Schweppes P., Oakbank RC Harcourt Adelaide Hills H., 2d SAJC Schweppervescence S., Gr.3, Book Your Event at Morphettville 2YO H., 3d SAJC Schweppes Oaks, Gr.1, 4th SAJC Hill Smith S., L.

WALES (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, A$188,810, to 2015-16, MRC Redoute's Choice S., L, Catanach's Jewellers H., MVRC Campolina H., 2d Ballarat Cup, L, MVRC World Racing Tours H., 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H.

Compass. 3 wins at 1300m, 1900m, ATC Onemorenomore at Vinery H., 2d ATC WED Group H., MRC Schweppes H., MVRC Sportingbet H.

Wonder Kid - Jolly Banner (H.K.). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2015-16, MRC (Mornington) Toronado at Swettenham P., HKJC Hopeful Future for Youth H., 2d HKJC HKU JC Student Villages H., 3d HKJC Precision H., Hoi Yuen H., Sai Van Bridge H.

LA AMISTAD (Redoute's Choice). 6 wins from 2100m to 3200m, A$337,240, to 2014-15, ATC WJ McKell Cup, L, VRC Andrew Ramsden S., L, ATC Pro-Ride H., 2d ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup, L, 3d VRC Lexus S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, 4th ATC Hill S., Gr.2.

Shadowofexcellence (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins from 1400m to 2100m, 3d VRC Super Impose S., L.

Rodway. 3 wins at 1600m, 2050m, A$80,985, to 2014-15, MVRC Sportingbet William Hill H., 2d VRC Bitalli H., MRC (Mornington) Bayside Automotive Group H.


3rd dam

RAMBUSHKA, by Roberto. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m in GB and U.S.A, Newcastle Virginia S., L, Newmarket Balaton Lodge S., 2d Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L. Half-sister to Arokat, Katsina (dam of HALLAND PARK GIRL), River Foyle. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Yoshino Daio. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Japan.

Mireille. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m in Japan.

Happy Day. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m in Japan.

Creel. 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A.

Cross Question. 2 wins at 9f, 1¼m in GB. Producer.


Race Record: 7 Starts 2-0-2 A$172,975.

2 wins at 1300m, 1500m, A$172,975, in 2015-16, ATC Staff Recognition Day H., 3d Australian Oaks, Gr.1, ATC Phar Lap S., Gr.2.