Canford Cliffs sired his 34th first-crop winner in Europe this year when Ballard Down was successful at Kempton Park on Wednesday.

The Blue Gum Farm shuttler has run out of time to overhaul the record of 38 individual winners set by Iffraaj in 2010 but his exploits this year have been nothing short of sensational.

His winning strike-rate of 46% is in another league compared to the other freshman with 10 or more winners – Zoffany is next best at 36%.

There are 12 yearlings by Canford Cliffs entered for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale starting on February 28 including a half-dozen from Blue Gum Farm. Leading the parade is Lot 265, a half-sister to G2 Blue Diamond Prelude winner Fontiton (Turffontein).

Fontiton was bred and sold for $110,000 by Blue Gum Farm at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier and she has earned $435,750 for a syndicate managed by Matchem Racing.

Canford Cliffs also has a regally bred filly in the pipeline for Gilgai Farm owner Rick Jamieson. Champion mare Helsinge foaled the half-sister to Black Caviar and All Too Hard in October

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