Burnewang North Pastoral owner Cathy Hains can turn the clock back nearly 20 years when Ayers Rock takes aim at the G1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on October 31.

Hains bred and sold Ayers Rock for $110,000 at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale (through her Burnewang North Pastoral operation) and the untapped colt will continue his spring campaign in the G3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) this Saturday.

Cranbourne trainer Shawn Mathrick believes Ayers Rock has the ability to join the honour-roll of Victoria Derby winners. Among them is Portland Player who won it in 1996 for Cathy’s parents David and Helen Hains.

“I’ve spruiked this horse from Day 1,” Mathrick said after he won the Listed UCI Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on October 4.

“Back then I told the boys he would win the Derby – he’s a magnificent stayer.”

Ayers Rock won a 2000m maiden at Mildura in August and then stepped back to a mile when runner-up in the LR Morphettville Guineas before his front-running victory at headquarters.

Hains kept a share in the colt and she also sold his Artie Schiller half-brother to Hong Kong for $130,000 at this year’s Melbourne Premier.

Ayers Rock is by Nicconi (G1 winning son of Victorian stalwart Bianconi) from Sydney winning mare Vintage Rock (Thunder Gulch) who was also stakes-placed twice in the LR Canberra Cup.

He’s the first live foal from Vintage Rock who joined the broodmares at Burnewang North after changing hands for $130,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.

Muskerry East’s Ridgeview Park was among the ‘winning-est’ stallion farms around Australia over the past week.

Resident Danzig sires Bianconi and Golden Snake chimed in with no less than seven winners between them.

Bianconi

Bianconi (USA) sired 4 winners – Biankath, Biantic, Conidel and Pearlescent- plus another 5 placegetters on the weekend from 1175m to 2540m.

Golden Snake

Golden Snake (USA) weighed in with 3 winners of his own including Lucente (Cranbourne) and Unique Mistique (Ipswich) on Friday.

Lucente (5g Golden Snake – Miss Glitter by Lion Hunter) scored an on-pace victory for trainer Monica Croston and owner-breeder Michael Binney in the Procon Developments Hcp (1400m). It was his second win in three starts after a successful debut at Pakenham in June.

Binney reckons Lucente has plenty to offer and he has sent Miss Glitter back to Golden Snake this season.

The mare’s second-dam is G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Dinky Flyer (Balmerino).

Bianconi is available at a $5,500 (inc gst) fee and Golden Snake stands for $4,000 (inc gst).

Ridgeview Park has also announced new incentives for broodmare owners booking into new sire London Bridge. He is the first son of leading Kentucky sire Arch (Kris S.) to stand in Australia.

London Bridge (USA) won the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Marathon and is standing for a $4,950 (inc gst) fee. Ridgeview Park is offering the following incentives:

  • 20% off service fee payable on 45PPT or;
  • Full Service Fee payable when the progeny of the service wins a race of $30,000 or more or;
  • Full Service Fee payable when the progeny of the service fee is sold as a Yearling

For further details, broodmare owners can call Ridgeview Park’s Phil and Fiona Sloane on (03) 5433 6306 or 0488 525 063.

Gilgai Farm is off to a fine start this Spring Carnival with a Group 1 placing to Jameka in the Thousand Guineas, but a victory in Hong Kong on the same day was also a highlight for the successful Nagambie nursery

The Gilgai bred sprinter Lucky Bubbles has returned from a summer break a serious talent in Hong Kong.

Lucky Bubbles looked a good horse in the making last campaign and he’s risen to another level going on a first-up victory in the Convergence Of Love Hcp (1200m) at Sha Tin on Saturday.

“He’s a boy who has grown into a man,” jockey Brett Prebble declared.

“He had been blindfolded in the barriers before but I just let him stand in there and get comfortable today. I could feel the tension go out of him, he kept all four feet on the ground and was definitely happier.”

Lucky Bubbles sat outside in-form leader Lucky Year and then cleared out while hardly having the brakes released for a two length victory. Trainer Francis Lui will keep him in sprints this season instead of stepping up for a crack at the G1 Champions Mile in December.

Gilgai Farm owner Rick Jamieson sold Lucky Bubbles (Sebring) for $90,000 through the Three Bridges draft at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

He’s the first foal of Caulfield stakes-placed mare Bubble Below (Hussonet).

His younger half-sister Bubbleberry (by Eliza Park’s Statue Of Liberty) won second-up for Gerald Ryan at Gosford in May and his 2yo half-brother is a unnamed colt by Eliza Park sire Wanted.

Darley Victoria stallion Brazen Beau was declared Australia’s Champion 3YO Colt at the 2014-15 Racehorse of the Year Awards on Thursday.

It put the icing on the cake of a stellar career that saw him poll 151 votes to win easily from Hallowed Crown (61) and fellow Group 1 winning three year-olds Wandjina, Mongolian Khan and Kermadec.

“Brazen Beau has been a life-changer and the exciting thing is the journey isn’t over,” former owner manager Grant Morgan said.

“He has a wonderful opportunity at stud with Darley now, and I know many of his original owners are enthusiastic about being involved with his sons and daughters on the racetrack.”

His owners struck a multi-million dollar deal with global breeding operation Darley. The newly crowned Champion is now standing his first season in Victoria where he is covering a full book of 150 mares including 40 stakes winners.

Trainer Chris Waller guided Brazen Beau through a whirlwind career on the track which saw him win at Canterbury on debut before adding the G2 Champagne Classic in Brisbane as a two-year-old.

The dark brown son of I Am Invincible truly excelled at three.

He won the G2 Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick joining the likes of Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock and Foxwedge. And he backed up with a fruitful trip down south when victorious in the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

Earlier this year, Brazen Beau ran second to Lankan Rupee in the G1 Lightning Stakes before rounding off his domestic career with a formidable victory in the G1 Newmarket Handicap.

The win put Brazen Beau in elite company as a three-year-old to win the Newmarket alongside Weekend Hussler, Alinghi, Exceed And Excel and Schillaci.

After proving himself one of Australia’s best sprinters, the decision was made to make the trip to England’s famed Royal Ascot meeting in June. Here Brazen Beau and his owners were truly on the world stage, and the colt was beaten just half a length in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

God’s Own (standing at Greta West Stud) became the fifth Victorian-based stallion to pass $500,000 in earnings this season when Powerossa won at Pakenham on Saturday.

Powerossa has the scope to keep improving following a powerful victory in the Monomeith Stud Hcp (1200m).

“It was great to see her back in the winner’s stall,” trainer Robbie Griffiths said. “She’s very laid-back and will get over further.”

Saturday’s result came a decade to the day since God’s Own climbed off the canvas – twice – to score one of the more remarkable victories in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.

God’s Own joins a classy quartet of Victorian sires in Reset, Written Tycoon, Magnus and Street Boss to reach a half-million in earnings in 2015-16.

Powerossa (4m God’s Own – Saffrossa by Testa Rossa) is the 10th winner for her sire in the last month. Her dam won at Ballarat and has 2yo filly Manhattan Spirit (Statue Of Liberty) with Ellerton – Zahra racing and she has just foaled a filly by Reward For Effort.

The Pakenham winner is part-owned by breeder Peter Fadda with Bryan Newman, Geoffrey Salter, Andrew Leighton and Shane Skidmore.

God’s Own’s recent roll-call includes South Australian stakes winner By The Grace and last-start G2 Shannon Stakes runner-up God’s In Him.

A son of super-sire Redoute’s Choice, he stands at Greta West Stud for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee.

Newcomer to the Australian and Victorian breeding industry, Spendthrift, scored a win at Randwick on Saturday with a blue-blooded colt bought at sale last year.

Cana, trained by the Hawkes family trio out of Sydney, looks a real improver for Spendthrift Australia and she took the next step up the ladder at Randwick on Saturday.

A winner on debut at Hawkesbury, she sat outside the lead in the Bowermans Furniture Hcp (1400m) and pulled out plenty when challenged in a class-record 1.21.67s.

“It was an outstanding win,” Team Hawkes tweeted. “Congrats Spendthrift Farm.”

Connections have been patient with the well-bred filly after she was knocked down for $650,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter yearling sale.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock is a three-quarter sister-in-blood to G1 Newmarket Hcp winner Wanted.

Once her racing career is over, it would be expected she would join an ever growing band of quality international broodmares at Spendthrift’s new property in Romsey, Victoria.

On the American front, Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes’ Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Group 1 winning millionaire Palace. A son of City Zip, he’s set to retire after the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland.

Palace owns 11 wins in 26 lifetime starts for trainer Linda Rice who also campaigned City Zip. Palace broke through on the national scene at Belmont in 2014 and then went to Saratoga for wins in the G1 Vanderbilt Hcp (1200m) and G1 Forego Stakes (1400m).

Written Tycoon sprinter Music Magnate has booked a trip to Flemington with a quick double-up in Sydney.

The Bjorn Baker trained four-year-old was a strong winner of the October Hcp (1400m) at Randwick following a Rosehill victory a fortnight ago. He defeated San Diego (Exceed And Excel) and NZ import Cosmic Cube (Dehere).

Baker has now flagged a start in the G2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday, October 31.

“While he’s in winning form I want to keep him going. I would like to take him down for that straight-race on Derby Day.”

Music Magnate lengthened to convincing victory on Saturday – he has won 4 times in 9 starts since a Warwick Farm maiden in December 2014.

Music Magnate (4g Written Tycoon – Concert Girl by Danehill Dancer) was a $45,000 buy at the 2013 NZ Karaka Select Sale and is from a half-sister to Marrok (G2 NZ Wellington Guineas) and Appeal Process (G3 SAf Egoli Sprint).

Written Tycoon struck first in this season’s two year-old division with Capitalist a cracking winner of the LR Breeders’ Plate at Randwick.

The Peter Snowden trained colt is the early favourite for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January.

Woodside Park stands Written Tycoon – the sire of 12 stakes winners – for a $19,800 (inc gst) fee.

Swettenham Stud has jumped the blocks with its two year-olds this season.

The Victorian nursery’s sires have earned black-type twice in the first two juvenile events of the season in Melbourne.

First-season Master of Design filly Kinetic Design was runner-up in the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington last Sunday and Equiano colt Valliano was placed in the Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

And, of course, Swettenham bred and sold at the Premier Yearling Sale the winner of the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes, Sweet Sherry (by Bel Esprit).

Swettenham sold Valliano for $60,000 at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

He is the first foal to race from Miss Valley Road (Elusive Quality), a winning sister to Flemington Group 2 performer Viking Turf Belle.

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig was keen on his chances despite a $31 starting quote.

“He’s a forward colt and has done everything right since we broke him in,” Hayes said.

Valliano was beaten less than length but had excuses behind Missrock at Caulfield.

“He ran very well and had no luck,” jockey Dwayne Dunn admitted. “He should almost have won.”

Equiano (Fr) sired his 7th first-crop winner from Swettenham when Orvassa landed her maiden at Echuca last week. The three year-old filly is trained by Jason Warren for owner Steve Watkins.

Orvassa is being set for the $130,000 Inglis 3YO Trophy (1400m) at Sale on October 25.

“She didn’t let us down with a tough win at Echuca and I think she’s in for a good spring,” Warren predicted.

“She was a stunning yearling – Steve and I were both very keen – but I put my hands in my pocket when the bidding went north of $100k.

“That’s when Steve took over. He was determined to have her and went bid-for-bid finally getting her for $160k.”

It is with great sadness that Moorookyle Park‘s Nioka Wozny has announced the premature death of first season stallion Hurdy Gurdy Man.

Struck last night by a sudden and severe attack of colic, the eight-year-old will be sadly missed by the Moorookyle team who had grown close to the bay who had quickly won hearts with his kind nature.

“He was just a beautiful, beautiful horse,” Wozny said.

“He was a pleasure to do anything with and he had taken to his new career wonderfully.”

A tough and durable member of the Darren Weir stable, Hurdy Gurdy Man won eight races, amassing over $450,000 in stakes.

Racing over five seasons, he won the Group 3 Hobart Cup as well as three provincial Cups – the Hamilton Cup, the Murtoa Cup and the Woodford Cup; an achievement that earned him the title of 2013/14 Country Horse Of The Year.

A home-bred for Ed and Robyn Shakespeare, Hurdy Gurdy Man – known by those closest to him as “Cry” after his sire Street Cry – has a handful of mares in foal including Robyn Shakespeare’s multiple city winning mare Shiny And New.

“Hurdy Gurdy Man had many fans and we hope that his foals will do him proud in the future.”

There was just no stopping Victoran bred racehorse Burning Front at Moonee Valley last Friday night, the dashing chestnut racing clear to a dominant 3 3/4 length victory at his 12th run this time in!

A horse who has held his form from March – saluting first up at Bendigo, the son of Victorian sire Primus has won another three races since then and has not once finished out of the placings.

“What a ripper of a horse he has been!”

Those were the enthusiastic words of proud owner/breeder Justin Lovatt who stands the consistent and talented five-year-old’s sire Primus at Stonehurst Farm, Strathbogie.

An eight times winner of over $238,000 in stakes, Burning Front looks to still have the best ahead of him with trainer Darren Weir looking forward to campaigning him further into the spring.

“He was very strong to the line and the way he won you would think that a race like the Seymour Cup would not be beyond him,” he said.

Jockey Brad Rawiller was also impressed.

“He has been up such a long time now but he just keeps racing well.”

“He pinged out of the gates quickly and got into a nice rhythm which he loves.”

Having trained several winners by Primus, Darren Weir is a fan of the breed, noting that “like Burning Front they are tough, sound and honest.”

For further information on Primus contact Stonehurst’s Anne Richardson on 0425 859 407 or Justin Lovatt 0416 063 873.

It was a country cups monopoly for Victorian bred horses across the State last weekend with wins in the annual feature races at Bairnsdale, Gunbower and Murtoa.

And it was a regular producer of Cups quality horses, Desert King, that sired the winner of the 2015 Murtoa Cup, Rainbow Storm.

Most famous as the sire of the superstar, triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, Desert King is a classy and reliable stallion who just keeps doing the job.

Strong over the final stages, recording the fourth win of his consistent 20 start career (one that has seen him fill the placings on a further eight occasions), the Darren Weir trained five-year-old relished the 2050m journey.

And, Weir says, the stakes placed galloper will be even better over further.

“As he has got older he has been looking for more ground…we are going to have some fun with him on the Country Cup circuit,” he said,

Owner Lorraine Dunn has indicated the $60,000 Hamilton Cup on October 25 will be the next target for the son of Desert King.

A home-bred for Horsham’s Dunn family out of the Almaarad mare She’s Timid, Rainbow Storm is closely related to the Melbourne Cup placegetter She’s Archie, dam of the Group 1 winning May’s Dream (also trained by Darren Weir).

Desert King has sired 14 stakeswinners which has included Cups wins around Victoria, Australia and the world. They include the Melbourne, Australian, Sydney & Perth Cups, the Mornington, Bendigo & Werribee Cups as well as the prestigious Ascot Gold Cup. They are all besides the six Group One wins of the superstar Desert War.

A brave runner-up in Rainbow Storm’s Murtoa Cup was Peculatus who was so game in defeat after enduring a tough run in transit.

A two times winner this preparation – and a horse with plenty of upside – the Mandy Shillito trained bay is a son of Golden Snake who, like Desert King, is managed by Julie Nairn’s LP Stallions.

A full brother to four other winners, Peculatus has his hoof on the till for a Country Cup of his own.

Peculatus’ brave second preceded another winner for Golden Snake progeny this week at Gawler on Wednesday. The five year old mare, Sagabella came home strongly over the 1100 metre race to record her 3rd career victory.

“Desert King and Golden Snake are two of Victoria’s best and most reliable owner/breeder stallions,” Julie Nairn said.

“They both sire tough, sound progeny who race on and on – which is exactly what those who race their home-breds want.”

“They are value stallions with good strike rates. Golden Snake has done a great job siring two Group One winners from limited opportunities whilst Desert King’s average earning figures of over $61,000 and overall progeny earnings in excess of $69 million are outstanding for horse of his fee.”

For further information on Golden Snake and Desert King contact LP Stallions’ Julie Nairn on 0402 901 910 or visit online at: http://lpstallions.com.au

Swettenham stud sire Equiano (Fr) sired his 7th winner for the season when Mornington trainer Jason Warren sent his promising filly Orvassa to Echuca on Monday.

Racing first-up since a fading sixth in the LR Dequettville Stakes at Morphettville in April, she was given no favours three-wide without cover before running home for a resounding victory in the Book Melbourne Cup Day Maiden (1100m).

“I was keen to keep her balanced with momentum,” jockey Jye Mc Neil explained.

“There was only one corner and she won with her ears pricked. She’s still green and had a look around when she got to the front.

“It was a tactical race today and she will be much better with a sit. She’s a genuine filly and will keep improving over more ground with that run under her belt.”

Orvassa (3f Equiano – Plus Jamais by Redoute’s Choice) powered to the line to lead home a Victorian sired trifecta. She was a half-length to the good of Mystic Reward (by Reward For Effort) with another two lengths to Jack’s Choice (by Reset).

Orvassa made $28,000 at the 2013 Inglis Great Southern Foal Sale and then $160,000 at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Orvassa’s dam Plus Jamais was the first mare covered by Equiano in his first southern book and she is pictured just days after being foaled at Swettenham.

Plus Jamais is a daughter of Saratoga Group 1 mare Nevermore (Unbridled) and she has a 2yo colt and a yearling filly by Equiano.

Victorian sires are prominent for the national second-season premiership two months into the season. Reward For Effort (9 winners & $470,215) heads the Australian & Victorian prizemoney and winner ladders while Equiano is 4th in Australia and 2nd in Victoria for winners.

The Peter Moody trained Port Triano was Equiano’s 6th winner at the public-holiday meeting in Benalla last Friday. Moody is getting mobile with four of those winners coming from his Caulfield stables.

Equiano (Fr) is open for bookings at Swettenham Stud for a $13,750 (inc gst) service fee.

Racing Victoria has recently begun the 2015 Spring Premierships for both jockeys and trainers. This is the second season these premierships have been run.

This year, Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria will be running a Spring Premiership for both Victorian breeders and Victorian sires.

Points are obtained by breeders and sires from any of the black-type races run during the assigned Spring period at Victorian racetracks.

The scoring started on Gallagher Bassett/TBV Champagne Stakes night at Moonee Valley (25th September) and will continue until Ballarat Cup Day (21st November).

The early leaders are Euroa’s Parador Park (in the Victorian breeder category) and Darley’s Reset (in the leading Victorian sire category).

The Premiership tables for both the Victorian breeders and Victorian sires will be updated after each raceday featuring black-type races and can be located on the TBV website (link below).

This page also contains the full list of points for each race run and the points scoring system.

All care is taken to identify horses from the Australian Stud Book database. Please email tbv@racingvictoria.net.au if we have accidentally left off a Victorian bred horse as we assign points during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Prominent Victorian breeders and racehorse owners David and Jenny Moodie are being repaid in spades for the care and compassion given to their 11 year-old broodmare Royal Glow.

The mare came back from the brink while being educated as a baby and now her rising star son Kinglike is being set for the stallion-making G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 31.

Back when Royal Glow was a young two year-old, the Moodies were advised by vets she should be put down after a stable accident at their Macedon Ranges property ‘Yungaburra’.

“She flipped over and banged her head that badly it left her blinded,” Jenny recalled this week.

“You have to be realistic when those things happen, but we decided to try and save her for stud.”

Royal Glow was paired in a paddock with Polar Rose, the dam of Contract Racing’s 1996 Caulfield Cup winner Arctic Scent, and the older mare was fitted with a bell to alert the filly when she was heading for a drink or feed bin.

She followed Polar Rose everywhere but within a year began showing signs of greater independence.

“David noticed she was getting about much better on her own so we got the vets in for another eye test. There was still no vision on the left side but we were thrilled when they said sight was slowly returning to her right eye.”

In her first two seasons at stud, Royal Glow foaled the winners King Among Kings and Royal Haunt. Royal Haunt was a very handy horse for the Moodies being unbeaten in three starts in Australia (including a Listed race) before being sold by to Hong Kong. Mirage raced and won his only start in Hong Kong, but was considered a barrier rogue. He has since returned to the care of the Peter Moody stables and saluted at Rosehill in June.

But it is Royal Glow’s foal of breeding season 2012, the now Peter Moody trained Kinglike, that might well be a true superstar.

“He could be the best horse we’ve raced, better than our Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily,” David said after Kinglike won the G2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington last month.

“He’s been doing extraordinary things in training and will improve again for the Coolmore.”

Kinglike is by Darley’s champion sire Exceed And Excel and Royal Glow (King’s Best) is a half-sister to Contract Racing stakes winners Nediym’s Glow (G3 TBV Stakes) and Red Colossus (G3 Victoria Hcp).

Jockey Glen Boss believes Kinglike is the next star on the horizon.

Royal Glow’s son Kinglike wins the Group 2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington

“He has so much power and runs sectionals only good horses can. I can’t wait for the Coolmore.”

Neither can his owners. “We’re trying to keep a lid on his potential,” David admitted.

“He’s got the pedigree and a win in the Coolmore will make him a valuable stallion prospect.”

Hoofnote: Royal Glow delivered another gift for the Moodies on the weekend when she foaled a Snitzel colt at Woodside Park in Tylden. It is expected the mare will return to Exceed and Excel this covering season.

The seasonal launch of weekend metropolitan racing for two-year-olds around Australia saw Victorian sired juveniles dominate.

The launch of the $1.5 million VOBIS Sires on Thursday last week by Racing Victoria and Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria may well have inspired these youngsters to glory!

Of the seven metropolitan two-year-old races run at Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne over the weekend, four of them were won by Victorian sired horses.

Capitalist (Breeders Plate at Randwick) and Dieters (Doomben) scored for Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon.

In Adelaide, Mr Markou (by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds sire Stryker) beat odds-on Tony McEvoy stablemate Northern Lass.

And then on Sunday at Flemington, it was a Victorian sired trifecta in Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes with Bel Esprit filly Sweet Sherry scoring narrowly from Master of Design filly Kinetic Design and Moshe gelding Moshway.

The second and third placings were particularly satisfying for Swettenham Stud and Eliza Park International which stand the first crop sires Master of Design and Moshe. These were the first runners for the two young stallions and much more will be expected of both as their large crops of two-year-olds hit the track over coming months.

The Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Sunday was a quality quinella for Nagambie’s Swettenham Stud with top-class filly Sweet Sherry holding out the brilliant finish of Kinetic Design.

Sweet Sherry (Bel Esprit) was a $260,000 buy from Swettenham’s draft at this year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

“She’s built like a colt and I said from Day 1 that she’s a cracking horse,” trainer Brett Stanley said.

“She’s ticked another box today and has shown us she’s got the ability to go to higher places.”

Stanley has indicated she will now be targeted towards the lucrative $250,000 Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

Swettenham has catalogued a half-brother to Sweet Sherry (out of Amoroso) for the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier. The colt is by Dash For Cash making him a full-brother to dual Group 2 winning mare Arinosa along with the smart Team Hawkes trained Onerous.

Swettenham owner Adam Sangster was thrilled with the brilliant debut run by Kinetic Design. The daughter of Swettenham freshman Master Of Design came from last to clock the best sectionals once the field linked up with the course-proper.

“Black-type with his first runner – that doesn’t surprise me,” Sangster said at Flemington.

“Master Of Design has got a better pedigree and a better race record than all the other young sons of Redoute’s Choice.”

Kinetic Design cost $200,000 and is part-owned by Rob, Barbara and Paul McClure.

“Rob wanted to buy the best Master Of Design at the Inglis Premier and she was recommended by James Bester,” Sangster added.

“The feedback from trainers tells us there’s more like this filly out there and they’ve got plenty of zip.”

The McClures are shareholders in Master of Design who won the G1 T J Smith in a time only bettered by Black Caviar. He stands for a $15,000 service fee at Swettenham.

Woodside Park stallion Written Tycoon produced a star of the future on Saturday when his flashy colt Capitalist was an eye-catching winner of the LR Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Randwick.

The Breeders Plate is a major form guide for Group 1 two year old races during the season. Recent winners have included Pierro, Smart Missile, Sebring and Snitzel.

Sent off the $1.65 favourite after a brilliant barrier trial, Capitalist travelled on the bit behind the leaders before accelerating to a three-length lead in the straight.

“We’re entitled to be excited,” trainer Peter Snowden said.

“He looked the winner a long way out and I was very, very impressed with the performance.”

Capitalist (2c Written Tycoon – Kitalpha by Fusaichi Pegasus) is raced by James Harron Bloodstock and was a $165,000 purchase from Daandine Stud at this year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions.

He is the 12th stakes winner by Written Tycoon who stands for a $19,800 (inc gst) fee at Woodside Park.

Capitalist will be set for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 9.

His dam Kitalpha (NZ) descends from 1991 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Bold Promise but, in an unfortunate turn of events, she succumbed to a serious bout of colic a day before Breeders’ Plate.

Three Bridges Thoroughbreds stallion Stryker fired up with a short-course juvenile winner at Morphettville on Saturday after siring a staying double last weekend.

Trainer Tony McEvoy prepared his latest winner when Mr Markou made the most of an ideal trip to score on debut in the Campolina Stud Plate (1000m). He defeated Bangs and odds-on stablemate Northern Lass in the first two-year-old race of the season in South Australia.

Stable spokesman John Cornell said he wasn’t shocked when the less-fancied of the stable runners prevailed.

“There’s been absolutely nothing between them at home,” Cornell said.

“At the end of the day, the horse with the best run won. He didn’t have to go around a horse.”

Mr Markou (2g Stryker – Live In Black by Reset) is from a half-sister to stakes winners Live In Vain (MRC Carlyon Cup) & Snort (VRC Concept Sports Stakes) and he was the most expensive second-crop yearling by Stryker at this year’s majors.

He cost $165,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions and his dam has yearling filly by Stryker and she foaled a colt by Three Bridges sire Unencumbered last month.

Cornell said the stable would let the dust settle before making firm plans for Mr Markou.

Stryker is a stakes winning son of Fastnet Rock and he stands for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee at Three Bridges.

His Morphettville winner followed Stryking Gold (Gawler) and Ropeadope (Kyneton) who scored over 1700m and 1850m respectively last weekend.

Andreya’s Reward became the third stakes winner for Spendthrift Australian shuttler Warrior’s Reward (USA) in Florida on Saturday.

Trained by Milton Wolfson, Andreya’s Reward exploded in the straight for a decisive victory in the LR Our Dear Peggy Stakes (1600m).

She won by two lengths from Harlan’s Darlin (Harlan’s Holiday) and it marked her second dominant win over a mile on turf at Gulfstream Park following a four-length maiden back in August.

Wolfson sent her interstate last month to finish fifth in the $300,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes before returning home to Florida. A promising filly with a bright future ahead, she was bred by “Share The Upside” participants Bob Horton, Rae Horton, and Charles Middleton.

Andreya’s Reward (2f Warrior’s Reward – Deal Us In by Mister Baileys) is a younger half-sister to winners by Spendthrift sire Into Mischief and Victorian shuttler Artie Schiller. Their dam is an unraced sister to Group 1 performer Cool Ashlee.

Warrior’s Reward (Medaglia d’Oro) sired another maiden winner on Saturday when Fighting Iris scored a front-running victory at Northlands Park in Canada. The Spendthrift Farm bred filly is from Macellya, a mare sired by Australian champion Testa Rossa when he shuttled to France in 2003.

Spendthrift Australia shuttles Warrior’s Reward to its Romsey base in Victoria for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee or $13,750 (inc gst) as part of their Share The Upside program.

A change of scenery could have been the catalyst for Hay Presto to win his maiden at Wyong on Thursday.

Hay Presto (4g Statue Of Liberty – Sing Hallelujah by Is It True) is a younger brother to champion sprinter Hay List and was racing first time out for trainer John McNair after unplaced runs in NSW and Victoria for Team Hawkes.

He jumped straight to the front in the Repelec Aussie Duct Maiden (1000m) and prevailed by a neck from odds-on favourite Lil’ Lucky.

McNair prepared Hay List for owner-breeders Terry and Liz Davenport (who also own Hay Presto) and he was an inspiration for connections having fought chronic leg injuries not to mention iconic mare Black Caviar.

Hay List was buried standing up at McNair’s Gosford stable in February. A 600kg powerhouse, he was a crowd favourite winning 15 races and banking over $2.55 million for the Davenports.

Jockey Glyn Schofield said it was McNair’s horsemanship that led to the win.

“The horse came to John from a top yard but he took all the gear off and decided to start again. It’s a real thrill to wear these colours again.”

Statue Of Liberty (Storm Cat) has been based at Eliza Park International since 2009 and is available for an $11,000 (inc gst) service fee at Kerrie this year.