Melbourne, December 20 – Bolting away to win by six lengths at Moonee Valley on Friday night was talented Testa Rossa gelding Reldas, an $82,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Cameron Cooke Bloodstock from the draft of Mill Park.
Prepared by Robert Smerdon, Reldas was having his second run back from a spell after being gelded and was utterly dominant in the 1200 metre Benchmark 70 event as favourite.
With three wins and four placings from nine starts and earnings nearing $80,000, Reldas looks set for a good campaign over the summer months.
Bred by Mill Park in partnership, Reldas is a half-brother to brilliant stakes-winner Victory Chant and is the second winner from Classic Status, a half-sister by Marscay to Group I MRC Thousand Guineas winner Serious Speed and to the dam of Group II winner Majestic Music.
Mill Park will offer two youngsters from this family at the 2015 Magic Millions.
Lot 13 Colt Northern Meteor x Victory Cry, by General Nediym
From the last crop of yearlings by ill-fated Northern Meteor and is the second foal of a sister to brilliantly fast stakes-winner Victory Chant from the family of Group I winner Serious Speed and Group II winner Majestic Music, both star gallopers raised at Mill Park for renowned breeder Harry Perks.
Lot 679 Filly Dream Ahead (USA) x Tobouggie Woogie, by Tobougg (IRE)
Second foal of a good metro winning half-sister to Group II winner Majestic Music from the family of Group I winner Serious Speed and stakes-winner Victory Chant.