Adelaide trained Senor Gaudi, a son of Greta West Stud’s Master of Design, can complete a winning week for his sire in Thursday’s $100,000 Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Stakes (1200 metres) at Wyong.
His trainer Lloyd Kennewell sent Senor Gaudi across the border to Ballarat last month for a brave third in the $100,000 Magic Millions Classic (1100m).
It was his first time on a heavy track and he was far from disgraced when beaten less than a length by the Makybe bred, Waterhouse/Bott trained Debonairly.
Senor Gaudi’s dam Tis Isat (Lujain) is a half-sister to 2012 Adelaide Cup winner Rialya. The four-year-old has never been out of the placings in his four-start career which has included two wins.
Kennewell kicked off an interstate treble for Greta West sire Master Of Design with Swiss Design winning at Morphettville on Friday, Creativity scoring at Caulfield on Saturday and then Storm Master saluting at Hawkesbury on Sunday.
Swiss Design is heading for higher grades following a first-up victory.
Creativity signed off the calendar year with her narrow victory at Caulfield. The consistent mare has won three races and hasn’t been out of a place in 2017.
Starting her career with a stakes-placing at Flemington last year, Creativity has ample residual value for owners Barrie and Midge Griffiths who bought her for $160,0000 at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Storm Master scored an on-pace victory local trainer Mitch Kearney on Sunday. He transferred to Hawkesbury after winning a Werribee maiden for Andrew Noblet in May.
“He’s so honest and tries his guts out every time,” Kearney said.
Storm Master is the final foal from South African Group 1 winner Gathering Storm who was owned by Rodney Rae of the Thoroughbred Racing Bureau.
Rae also bred Master Of Design’s NZ stakes-performer Creative Genius. He was runner-up in the Twilight Cup at Ellerslie last Wednesday and is being set for the Dunstan Feeds Championship Final back at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) is just completing his first season at Greta West Stud.