Musk Creek Farm graduate Eisenhower kept his unbeaten record intact with a barrier-to-box victory at Randwick on Saturday.
The three year-old gelding was a fitting winner of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Hcp (1400m) – Musk Creek sold him to Gai Waterhouse and Denise Martin for $75,000 at Oaklands Junction last year.
Eisenhower (3g All American – Princess Chutima by Regal Classic) had won on debut at Newcastle earlier this month and he has already earned $86,000 for a Star Thoroughbreds syndicate.
“He was challenged left, right and centre, but pinned his ears back and tried really hard,” jockey Sam Clipperton said. “He was out on his feet and really had to tough it out. He will be a much better horse in six months.”
Eisenhower is the final foal of Princess Chutima who died just a few weeks after foaling the Randwick winner. Her older brother Thong Classic was a Group 2 winner of the 2002 Moonee Valley Gold Cup.
Musk Creek owner David Kobritz and his team at Flinders on the Mornington peninsula are prepping 9 yearlings for the Gold Coast Magic Millions. The Bel Esprit colt from Rubiton stakes performer Amen Ruby is the first to parade as Lot 62.
The colt is Super VOBIS nominated and his pedigree received a significant update at the spring carnival. He is from a three-quarter sister to the dam of flying filly Fontiton who won the $250,000 Inglis Banner by 6 lengths at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day.