Friday, 9 August 2019
Master Of Design mare
Polyxena has been a model of consistency for owner-breeder Manny
Notaras since a winning debut in Canberra this time last year.
has only been out of place once in 8 starts for trainer Rob Potter and
she saluted again with a two-length victory in the Procurement
Professionals Hcp (1280m) at Thoroughbred Park on Thursday.
and his wife Jenny have been keen supporters of the Victorian
industry. And coming down from Canberra to visit their mares is easier
than the drive to the Hunter Valley.
Polyxena is the final foal
of Bang Goes Lang (Langfuhr) who won three races in Adelaide and earned
black-type when runner-up in a LR Dequetteville Stakes. Her older
half-sister Huntingdale High (Military Plume) retired with an unbeaten
record after winning a LR Mona Nursery at Caulfield.
Design sprinter Cranbrook landed his third win this prep lumping 62kg in
the Goodstone Group Hcp (1009m) at Devonport last Saturday.
jockey Craig Newitt diffused the weight with a one-out, one-back ride
from a wide gate. He angled the favourite three-wide on the corner and
then defied the late challenge of Bedrock Dreams (Bon Hoffa).
carry 63kg including the vest was a mighty effort and he will be
competitive when he going up in grade,” Newitt said. “He had to dig in
for the fight today and stuck his head out when it counted.”
was a $34,000 buy for Denise Martin and Star Thoroughbreds at the 2015
Tasmanian Magic Millions. Bred at Toolora Lodge by Ken Breese, he’s
the first foal of Sandown winner Il Sogno (Elvstroem). Second-dam
Tickle My (Perugino) won 11 races up to Group 2 level in a Sunline
Stakes at Moonee Valley.
The Leanne Gaffney-trained gelding has
been a quiet achiever with 6 wins and 6 placings from 22 starts. “He’s
been great this time in,” Gaffney said. “He keeps getting the job done
and loves his racing.”
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) is
based at Greta West Stud for a $3,300 fee. There have been 73
individual winners of 166 races from his first three crops for earnings
over $5.15 million.