Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Master Of Design sprinter Masterati continued a week to remember for
champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy at Newcastle on Tuesday.
McEvoy booted home 5 winners at Randwick on Saturday and was inducted into South Australia’s Hall of Fame on Sunday.
rated Masterati perfectly in front from an outside gate in the Yarraman
Park Hcp (1250m). The pair were never headed, going on to win by over a
length from the favourite Tutu.
Proven Thoroughbreds bought him
for $85,000 from Glenelg Park at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. His
dam Lady of Dormello (General Nediym) was a Murray Bridge winner for
Tom Dabernig and she is a half-sister to Flemington stakes performer
Trainer Joe Pride has always had a healthy opinion of
Masterati, however, back soreness confined him to just one start last
season. After placings at Wyong & Kembla Grange in August, he was
ready to peak at Newcastle.
Meanwhile, NZ trainer Steven Cole may
have to revamp the spring program of Creative Genius after his
withdrawal at Ruakaka last Saturday. The son of Master Of Design hit
the front of the starting gate and damaged a tooth, having to be
scratched on vet’s advice.
Creative Genius had won the Tanalised
Mile at Ruakaka in July and warmed up for Saturday’s intended start with
a nice trial at Avondale on August 11. Cole is setting him for a
Benchmark Mile on the last day of the Hawkes Bay carnival on October 7.