Monday, 18 November 2019
Of Design sprinter Cilauro completed a double for Greta West Stud with
an on-pace victory in the Moonee Valley Park Hcp (1200m) on Friday
Earlier in the day, Keep The Faith filly Ironore Gina
had scored a front-running victory in the Bet365 Maiden (1112m) at
Cilauro struck twice at Stony Creek last season and had
been around the money since resuming in September. “He could have led
when they backed off the speed but I was happy to sit outside Crimson
Tycoon,” jockey Lachie King said. “He’s fit and honest and was way over
the odds ($31) tonight.
“We pinched a break in the straight
although he did tend to float in front. He’s still a bit immature and
there’s better things to come.”
Cilauro is a homebred for trainer
Chris Diplock and is the first foal from NZ-bred mare Roma Joca
(Pentire) who is related to Kaaptive Edition (G1 Ellerslie Sires'
Produce Stakes & G1 The BMW).
Master Of Design (Redoute’s
Choice) stands at Greta West Stud for a $3,300 fee and he has Grand
Design knocking on the door in Perth. She has been runner-up three time
this season and can break through at Ascot on Wednesday for trainer
David Harrison and Mt Hallowell Stud owner Craig Thompson.
Gina gave jockey Jason Maskiell an armchair ride at Kyneton. She led
from barrier-to-box winning by two lengths for trainers Trent Busuttin
& Natalie Young.
“That was the plan,” Maskiell confirmed. “I
sent a message to Natalie this morning saying we could jump and lead
from the inside gate. She agreed and it worked out perfectly.
“I was confident we were never going to get run down and she feels like a progressive filly.”
Gina is a 3yo daughter of former Greta West sire Keep The Faith and is
the fourth winner for Rustie Bugles (Toy Pindarri). She was bred by
Karen Piergrosse and races for a syndicate that also includes Kaye &
John Walsh, Ross Taylor and John Taylor-Prime.
Rustie Bugles won
6 races around Albury & Wodonga for trainer Peter Maher and her
first winner Fraulein Rustie was by Greta West sire King Of Prussia.
IRON ORE GINA