Bullarook Park’s Strategic Maneuver is beginning to make a mark with his first-crop three year-olds.
He sired a winning double last week with promising fillies Tempt Me Not (Canterbury) on Wednesday and Microsecond (Devonport) on Sunday.
Tempt Me Not is a Gooree Stud homebred and she produced a perfectly-timed run to score a comfortable half-length victory over older horses for owner Eduardo Cojuangco.
“She switched off and rounded them up well,” co-trainer James Cummings said. “She’s still learning and wanted to float around the turn but it was a good effort.”
The Canterbury winner went into the race with form around San Domenico Stakes winner Japonisme. She is the first foal of Ganda (Encosta De Lago), a daughter of Gooree Stud Group 1 winning filly Tempest Morn (STC Ansett Australia Stakes & SAJC Australasian Oaks).
Cummings said Tempt Me Not will head to Melbourne for a stakes race down the straight at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Strategic Maneuver’s Tasmanian based filly Microsecond got off the canvas to win second-up for trainer Scott Brunton. She was headed by Gee Gees Blondie close to home but refused to surrender and fought back to nail the favourite by a nose.
“She’s only small but stuck her head out at just the right time,” Brunton said. “She’s a real trier and is raced by a good mate of mine John Fiteni.”
Microsecond is the first foal of Millisecond (Canny Lad) and was bred by Bullarook Park owner Malcolm Boyd who races her in partnership with Fiteni. Her dam is related to the Marscay stakes winning sprinters Jetball and Marwina.
Strategic Maneuver (Royal Academy) won on debut at Randwick but broke a pedal bone second time out at Canterbury.
Boyd stands Strategic Maneuver at Bullarook Park in Avenel for a $6,600 (inc gst) fee.