The first colt home in the Golden Slipper and Caulfield Guineas, Face Value competed against and defeated the very best of his age group. His first crop of runners include Group 3 winner Silent Surround (also runner-up in the Group 2 Wakeful) along with Good Value, Wanaka Gold, Exalted Blonde, Valace, Valuabelle, Value As, Lo Wu, Face The Front, Carthy Road, Roll Of the Dice and promising Hong Kong galloper Loads Of Joy. By Red Ransom, the champion sire of 95 stakes winners including Australian Group 1 winners Typhoon Tracy, Charge Forward, All American, Duporth, Onemorenomore and Red Dazzler. Launching his career in electrifying fashion, this precocious son of champion sire, Red Ransom, won his first three starts as an early two-year-old. He then travelled to Sydney to be narrowly beaten in race-record time in the Skyline Stakes. After receiving the visitors draw (16 of 16) in the Golden Slipper, Face Value still managed to be the first colt home after sitting three and four deep. As a three-year-old, he competed against -- and defeated -- the best horses of his age. In Melbourne, his spring goal was the Caulfield Guineas, where he finished second ahead of Elvstroem, Exceed and Excel, Kempinsky, Lago Delight and Hasna having previously, beaten the likes of Starcraft, Polar Success and Niello. As a four-year-old he took out the Group Three Bobbie Lewis, beating four Group One winners down the Flemington straight. Face Value has made a great start to his stud career ...
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