Three impressive stakes successes for Mulcaster Bloodstock purchases on Saturday heralded what looks to be an exciting spring on the horizon.
Amicus (Fastnet Rock – Gold Chant by El Moxie)
Gr. 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m)
$500,000 purchase from Magic Millions for Chris Waller Racing
“She’s a good mare – you don’t win Thousand Guineas without being well above average,” said jockey Craig Newitt.
“From a wide gate we just thought we’d ride her quiet and pretty much rely on the tempo of the race, the tempo was there, she travelled well and she was very strong through the line.”
Winx (Street Cry – Vegas Showgirl by Al Akbar)
Gr. 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m)
$230,000 purchase from Magic Millions for Chris Waller Racing
“I don’t teach them to do that,” said Chris Waller as jockey James McDonald wheeled the mare to the outside to burst to a last-stride win from outsider Sons Of John. “She might be the new Catkins.” “Absolute passenger,” McDonald said of Winx’s blistering acceleration. “She’s a great mare. Her passage into the straight wasn’t exceptional, but good horses overcome that and that’s what she did. She is going to have to step up to be as good as Catkins but she is definitely well on her way.”
Catkins (Dubawi – Salix Caprea by Catbird)
Gr. 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m)
$85,000 purchase from Magic Millions for Ingham Racing
“They’re all special and she’s a really special one. She’s getting older and you don’t know if she’s going to keep coming back, but her work had been good. There was big raps on the favourite and all of that makes you a bit dubious. I must say the $7 looked pretty good to me. It was commented to me you won’t see that again,” said part-owner John Ingham.