Above: Shamus Award, sire of Embolism | Standing at Rosemont Stud

Embolism (Shamus Award) got his career off to a perfect start at Bendigo on Wednesday, taking out the 1300 metre Vale Subzero 3YO Mdn on debut.

Trained by Danny O’Brien and owned by Ultra Racing, the 3-year-old colt is out of Peggie’s Choice(Ihtiram {Ire}), who is the sister to champion mare Miss Andretti.

Both Miss Andretti and the colt’s sire Shamus Award were raced by Sean Buckley’s Ultra Racing.

Embolism settled midfield on the fence under Damien Oliver before angling out into the clear in the straight. Emulating his father’s impressive turn of foot, the rangy colt raced passed the front runners to score by 0.75l.

“I had a chat to Sean Buckley this morning and I said he was effectively in a Listed race for his first run,” O’Brien told Racing.com.

“He’s a colt that we’ve always had a nice opinion of and we did quite a bit with him as a 2-year-old without racing him and he’s come to the races off the one trial today with good improvement to come.

“He’s a colt that we’ve always had a nice opinion of.” – Danny O’Brien

“He’s shown us there’s good races in him.”

Embolism hasn’t been entered for any of the spring features but O’Brien believes he is not far behind fellow Ultra Racing-owned 3-year-old Flying Award (Shamus Award), who finished second in the G3 HDF McNeil S., on Saturday.

“He wouldn’t be far off him in talent albeit Flying Award has already had that autumn preparation as a 2-year-old and has got more experience,” O’Brien said.

“I think the early features like the Caulfield Guineas would be a bit soon for him, but there’s plenty of other races like the Carbine Club, The Vase at The Valley or the Sandown Guineas.

“It would be nice to think that he could make his way to a good race before the end of the spring.”

Bred by Golden Grove Stud, Embolism is the fifth foal but only the second to race out of Peggie’s Choice while she also has another yearling colt by Shamus Award.

Her dam, Peggie’s Bid (Marooned {GB}), produced eight foals including Miss Andretti as well as the four-time stakes winner Danny Beau (Zedrich), Listed scorer Peggie’s Dream (Ihtiram {Ire}) and the Group 2-placed Charlie Beau (Ihtiram {Ire}).

Less than two weeks ago Miss Andretti produced her first winner with the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Mr Raikkonen (Shamus Award), who is also owned by Ultra Racing, breaking his maiden at his second start at Wangaratta.

Monster win for Mozzie

Mozzie Monster (Sebring) made strong G1 Thousand Guineas claims after winning the Silks Events & Functions F&M BM64 H. by 3.5l at Bendigo on Wednesday.

The John Sadler-trained 3-year-old settled towards the back of the field under Jamie Kah and weaved her way past her rivals in the straight, eventually coming up the rail and running away with the race.

Remaining undefeated from two starts after a 3.5l win at Cranbourne on debut, Mozzie Monster is now the equal favourite at $10 on TAB for the Thousand Guineas.

She was purchased by David Digney for $150,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is out of G3 How Now S., winner Valentine Miss (Danetime {Ire}), while her brother Asterius is a five-time winner.

Two from two for Tydeus

The Lindsey Smith-trained Tydeus (Written Tycoon) kept his unbeaten record intact at Bendigo on Wednesday, winning the bet365 3YO BM64 H. with ease.

Ridden by Michael Rodd, the 3-year-old colt never looked like being beaten as he settled in second position and hit the front in the straight to score by 1.75l.

Tydeus was purchased by Spicer Thoroughbreds at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $50,000.

He broke his maiden on debut over 1200 metres at Warrnambool, winning by 3l and looks set for bigger and better things.

The only foal to race out of Encosta De Lago mare Elsednia, Tydeus hails from the family of former Riverdene Stud resident Kaphero.

Above: Tydeus as a yearling

Article courtesy of Georgie Dennis TDN