Larneuk Stud’s exciting young stallion Cluster is off and rolling with his very first runner – the promising Gee Gees Darl – recording such a gutsy victory at her Hobart debut last Saturday.
First catching the eye when fetching $45,000 at the Tasmanian Magic Millions where she was the second highest priced filly by a first season sire, Gees Gees Darl was placed under the care of Leon, Dean & Trent Wells at Brighton.
Cluster has 50 two-year-old’s ready to hit the tracks and Larneuk Stud’s Neville Murdoch is looking forward to their emergence.
“We have always had a lot of confidence in Cluster and we are delighted with his winning start. He has been well supported by the owner/breeder market and it will be exciting to see our clients do well with him,” Murdoch said.
“Gee Gee’s Darl was a real stand-out as a yearling and it is great to see her go on with it knowing that she is only going to get better as she gets older, as typical of the Fastnet Rock line.”
“All of the boys have been great this year in the breeding barn, and we have had a busy season, foaling down 66 for ourselves and our clients.”
“Our stallions are there to provide affordable and competitive mating options for the loyal breed to race market. They can take advantage of the Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold scheme and our stallions Cluster, Honorius, O’Lonhro and Wolf Cry are all VOBIS Sires nominated to make the most of lucrative prize money on offer.”
“We offer a great product, our horses get plenty of winners and our clients enjoy the great ride on the racetrack,” Murdoch said.
Gee Gees Darl debut victory was at the expense of five trial winners in the state’s first two-year-old race of the season. Although a little green, she did settle nicely for Craig Newitt midfield, and while she hit the lead early, she showed plenty of heart when challenged over the final stages.
“We thought she’d be hard to beat,” Leon Wells said, noting that he had been very pleased not only with Gee Gees Darl’s Hobart trial second in late October but also with the way she had progressed since.
“She came ahead in leaps and bounds,” he said of the filly who he describes as “a lovely filly, a beautiful ride who does everything perfectly. She has really muscled up well as she has matured, and she pulled up very well from the run from which she is only going to improve.”
The Alexandra Plate at Hobart in late December is next up for Gee Gee’s Darl who, Wells says, has a bright future. “I think she is pretty exciting to be honest.”
For further information on Cluster who stands at $6600 (inc. gst), contact Neville Murdoch at Larneuk Stud on 0418 105 706 or visit www.larneuk.com