The production line of winners by Sun Stud sire Magnus was cranked up on Friday.
The star Victorian sire continues to turn out winner after winner this season and he upped the ante on Friday with a winning treble at Mornington and Moonee Valley.
To be sure, he followed this late week success up at Wagga on Saturday with Mitchell Road saluting.
The Sun Stud stallion has now sired 31 individual winners in 2016/2017 with earnings of more than $2.03 million.
Magnus debutant Whycatchim ran his rivals into the ground with a two-length victory in the Mornington Food Truck Carnival Plate (1000m) for local trainer Gary McGreal.
He was never headed and was still travelling strongly on the line clocking a quick 58.39s.
Whycatchim is a homebred for Gippsland breeder Clem Healey and is the final foal of Testa Rossa mare Jacara. Her only other foal Marthick (Domesday) has won three races to date for Healey and Sale trainer Kevin Milham.
Prodigious trainer of Victorian bred horses, Robbie Griffiths, saddled up a Magnus double at Moonee Valley on Friday evening. He started with Scandimania who let down with sharp burst of acceleration to score running away in Heat 7 of the Inglis 55 Second Challenge.
Scandimania is a homebred for Stephen Whitling and is the second named foal of Belleluia (Bel Esprit) who won at Traralgon for Griffiths and Eliza Park. She is from a three-quarter to the dam of Black Caviar.
Griffiths’ Roman Fizz brought up the Magnus treble when he charged home late to nail a narrow victory in the William Hill Hcp (1200m). It was his first success in town after three wins at Pakenham.
“He’s one of our most genuine gallopers,” stable rep Beth Schoen said as a large and enthusiastic group of owners welcomed the gelding back to scale.
“He is a consistent horse and you take him to the races knowing that he’s always going to give his all.”
Roman Fizz was bred by Widford Park’s John Wakeling and is a half-brother to Tasmanian stakes winner Testamarriage (Testa Rossa). He cost $30,000 out of the Yallambee Stud draft the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier.
From Friday through to Sunday, it was in fact bonanza for all of Sun Stud’s sires with progeny of racing age.
As well as the four winners for Magnus, Statue of Liberty (4 winners), Wanted (2 winners) and Moshe (1 winner) also tasted success with their progeny around Australia.