The two-year-old event at Morphettville on Saturday saw the Mill Park Stud graduates Royal Rumble and Mail It In do battle against each other, two weeks after they meet each other at the same track.
With the initial result going the way of the New Approach gelding Royal Rumble, where he defeated Reset colt Mail It In by three lengths, the step up slightly in trip saw the result narrowed down to only a length victory on Saturday, with Royal Rumble once again prevailing, taking his record to two consecutive victories.
Both trained by leading South Australian duo Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the pair of two-year-olds were both raised at Mill Park Stud, with Royal Rumble withdrawn from the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale of his year before being retained by his breeder and long term client Harry Perks, who decided to race the son of the Group 1 Epsom Derby winner with a large group of fellow owners.
Bred by the Southern Thoroughbreds Breeding Syndicate, Mail It In was offered through the draft of Mill Park Stud at the same Inglis sale that Royal Rumble was catalogued for, being knocked down to Leon Macdonald for $50,000.
Classified as a grey, just like fellow Mill Park/Inglis Premier graduate Fawkner, also a son of Reset, this colt is a half-brother to the highly talented Daytona Grey, a winner of the Group 3 R N Irwin Stakes this season.
It is interesting to note that Queen’s Kiss and Southern Rose, the dams of Mill Park Stud one-two finish are both in foal to Rebel Raider, the dual Group 1-winning son of Reset, also a graduate of Mill Park Stud.