A treble of metropolitan winners by imported horses sourced from the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale anchored a successful Saturday.
The headline act was Exoteric with his victory in the Listed ATC Cup at Rosehill, his third win from his last four starts.
In a career best form, Exoteric won the valuable Port Macquarie Cup the won the Listed Tattersalls Cup at Randwick before Saturday’s black-type victory. In his past four starts, Exoteric has quickly earned over $225,000 in prizemoney.
In a small field of just five runners, James McDonald settled Exoteric just behind the pace and when asked for an effort in the straight Exoteric was too strong for his rivals as he won by 1.8 lengths.
“I think he is the most improved horse in the stable,” Trainer Chris Waller said. “He won the Port Macquarie Cup which was a good race and then the Tattersalls Cup. We will get him ready for the Christmas Cup in two weeks.”
It was the ninth win of Exoteric’s career with prizemoney totalling over A$400,000 earned. He is raced by Mr N A Greenhalgh, Mr F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, Mr K J Pryke, Mrs P A Pryke, Mr M S Burn, Tam Coffey Racing, Mr I Bruce, Mr R Smith, Magic Bloodstock Racing, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, Mrs K Ackery & Mr D M Ackery.
Exoteric was purchased from Juddmonte Farms at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale.
The very next race at Rosehill was taken out by another import, Mazaz. The son of Galileo won over 2400m under a strong ride from Tim Clark.
Mazaz came into the race having finished second over 2500m at his previous start on the Kensington track.
It was the fourth win for Mazaz who was also purchased out of the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale.
The third metropolitan winner for the day came from Estihkraaj in Brisbane, a winner over 2000m at Doomben carrying the same colours of Neil Werret as Mazaz.
Another in a purple patch of form, Estikhraaj has won two of his last three starts with three runner-up placings in his last five runs in amongst his wins.
The son of Dansili has won seven races in his career with earnings of over A$360,000 after being purchased for just £30,000 from Shadwell in the United Kingdom.