Another brilliant win at Flemington has put the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes firmly on the agenda for Ingratiating who gave his sire Frosted another Stakes win from his first Australian crop.
Under a confident ride from Damien Oliver, Ingratiating powered down the outside of the Flemington straight track, defying all challengers to win the Listed Talindert Stakes by a comfortable half-length from Gimmie Par with Birdsville three lengths back in third place.
Ingratiating got Frosted off to the right start last October, becoming his first Stakes winner worldwide and is now his first to win two Pattern races.
Frosted has since had Stakes success in the US with Travel Column in the G2 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs, while in Australia his filly Frost Flowers has also had city success and is one of her sire’s 20 individual winners.
Ingratiating is now in line for a start in Australia’s first juvenile G1 of the year, the Blue Diamond Stakes, at Caulfield next weekend.
Ingratiating was bred by Godolphin Australia out of G2-winning Lonhro mare Obsequious.
Frosted stands at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $25,000, stands and nurses.