Talented Hinchinbrook colt Derryn nailed his first stakes victory when scoring a powerful win in the Listed ATC Darby Munro Stakes on a rain soaked track at Rosehill on Saturday. Having his third run back from a spell, the Hayes/ Dabernig trained Derryn had race fitness on his side and ploughed through the wet ground for Regan Bayliss to score a length and three-quarter win in the 1200 metre sprint. “He was blessed today because he really relished those conditions,” Bayliss said. “He’s got a touch of class on his side so you put those two together and it makes a racehorse that’s very hard to beat in these conditions.” A $110,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock from the Bylong Park Thoroughbreds draft, Derryn runs for a big syndicate that includes Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing in whose colours he runs. Derryn has two wins and three placings from nine starts with prizemoney topping $200,000 and will have the opportunity for further success in coming weeks. “I just loved the way he got on the bit and rounded them up. From the 600 I thought he had them covered,” said co-trainer David Hayes. “He’ll head towards the Arrowfield now, which is a really good colts’ race over the carnival and if it rains we’ll dance.” Bred by Bylong Park, Derryn is the third winner for blue-blooded Lonhro mare Munhro, a half-sister to Group III winner Colour from the True Blonde branch of the Easy Date family that is noted for producing Golden Slipper winner Forensics. Derryn is the ninth stakes-winner for Yarraman Park’s Hinchinbrook, who has six entries for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.