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Group 1 draws Son of Blackfriars

Son Of Something booked a berth in the G1 Kingston Town Classic after winning the LR Northam Cup on Sunday.

The son of Blackfriars dead-heated with Rebelson in the first split-decision since the race was launched in 1863. Class mare Bippo No Bungus was less than a length away third.

Son Of Something will now be given the chance to emulate Blackfriars star Playing God who won two editions of the Kingston Town in 2010 and 2011. His trainer Adam Durrant finished fifth in the 2013 Classic with Mr Moet.

Durrant had described Son Of Something as a work in progress after claiming the Country Challenge Final at Ascot late last year. He returned this term to beat Bippo No Bungus at Belmont and started a $2.35 favourite to maintain that winning strike-rate on Sunday.

It was a second Northam Cup trophy for Blackfriars following Moneghetti in 2011.

Son Of Something (5g Blackfriars – Miss Something by Fimiston) is the first foal of a mare who bowed out of racing with a winning hat-trick at Ascot in March 2008. Her second foal Fractal (Viscount) was placed in a Bunbury trial last week.

Blackfriars has now been represented by 26 stakes winners and is within one of squaring up with Northerly’s sire Serheed. Heytesbury champion Haulpak leads the WA list with 32 stakes winners.

He is also close to taking over the Western Australian earnings record with $23.58 million. That mark is currently held by Bletchley Park with $23.71 million in prizemoney.

Blackfriars (Danehill) is standing for a $17,600 (inc gst) fee at Scenic Lodge.