With many of our graduates looking likely Spring contenders, some graduates to keep an eye on include;
Happy Trails – Group One Cox Plate (2040m), Moonee Valley October 25 Fawkner – Group One Cox Plate (2040m), Moonee Valley October 25 Go Indy Go – Group One VRC Oaks (2500m), November 6
While many of the Mill Park Stud graduates are already established on the track, here is a list of “Ones To Watch” for the season;
Grumpy Guru 3yo (Al Maher x Glory Guru)Trainer: Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas A half-brother to the Group Three winner Gamblin’ Guru, the three-year-old is out of a half-sister to multiple Group One-winning Champion Three-year-old Gold Guru and the Group Two Sandown Classic winner Gallant Guru.
Strobes 3yo (Good Journey x Hanukkah)Trainer: Phillip Stokes By the same sire as Happy Trails, this gelding is out of a three-quarter sister to the Mill Park Stud graduate Blessum, a Group Three-winning, Group One placegetter and is also from the family of fellow graduate Divine Madonna, a four-time Group One winner.
Ends In Tears 3yo (Snitzel x Starts With A Kiss)Trainer: Gerald Ryan An $80,000 Magic Millions Yearling Sale graduate, this filly is out of a full-sister to the Listed winner Songs Of Vienna (dam of the Listed winner City Of Song), and also a three-quarter sister to the Perth-based Group Two winner Hadabeclorka.
Gambling Guru 4yo (New Approach x Glory Guru)Trainer: Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas Already a winner of the Group Three Chairman’s Stakes and the Listed Geelong Classic and Listed Port Adelaide Guineas, the four-year-old has always been a horse who has appreciated a trip, and with maturity is likely to be a very good stayer. He is out of a half-sister to multiple Group One-winning Champion Three-year-old Gold Guru and the Group Two Sandown Classic winner Gallant Guru.