Team Hawkes has Cosmopol on the cusp of a winning streak and that’s good news for Romsey’s Supreme Thoroughbreds which sold him for $45,000 (as agent) at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Cosmopol has already banked more than his purchase price in five starts after a Hawkesbury maiden and a Canterbury victory in the TAB More Than Winning Hcp (1250m) on Wednesday.
“That was effortless – he was turned out superbly,” jockey Blake Shinn declared. “And it was awesome to win for one of his part-owners Ray Thomas.”
Thomas is racing editor of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
Shinn took over from Sam Clipperton who gave Cosmopol a good ride from a bad gate at Hawkesbury. According to the Hawkes camp, he’s still raw but with plenty of upside.
“We prepped Cosmopol for the Premier Sale on behalf of Australian Thoroughbred Farm,” Supreme part-owner Neil Shaw recalled.
“He’s by Northern Meteor who was leading the first-season premiership at that time and his dam Siuya (O’Reilly) is a half-sister to Flemington Group 2 winner Scaredee Cat.”
The Supreme team has catalogued 34 lots for the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale with five by Chatswood sire Reward For Effort. Lot 470 is a half-brother by Chatswood Stud’s young gun to last year’s LR Maribyrnong Trial Stakes winner Mihalic. The Cranbourne filly flew home to finish a close second in the LR Twilight Glow Stakes at Sandown last month.