First Stakes Winner for Anacheeva

Chatswood Stud’s young sire Anacheeva has reached an important milestone, siring his first stakes-winner.

The Stuart Webb trained Ana Royale provided a scintillating performance in the $175,000 Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.


The promising 3YO stayer came from third last or “a mile back” as described by the race caller in the sixteen horse field to the widest part of the track, sprinting away from her rivals to win by three lengths with jockey Mark Zahra easing her to the line.


Punters backed Ana Royale into favouritism following her trademark come from behind finish to place third in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks two weeks prior. In another two weeks, Anacheeva’s daughter will take her deserved place in the 2017 Queensland Oaks, where she is currently rated a $5-1 chance.

Ana Royale’s title as Anacheeva’s first Stakes Winner couldn’t be more fitting. She is bred/raced by Geoff Guest and Jill Kewish from Rockmount who also raced Anacheeva to Group 1 glory, carrying the same jockey silks.

Anacheeva’s progeny are now proving themselves as Stakes prospects over further ground as 3YO’s. This comes as no surprise given Anacheeva’s victory in the Caulfield Guineas and his full brother, Headturner winning the Group 1 AJC Derby.

Rockmount have confirmed Ana Royale’s dam, Sacha Royale (Fasliyev) will visit Anacheeva again this season.

Anacheeva will stand at $6,600 inc GST for the 2017 breeding season.