The Turffontein meeting in South Africa on Saturday was the scene of a brilliant debut victory for royally bred Street Cry (IRE) colt Mutrib, the sixth winner from six foals to race from our blue hen Dane Belltar.
Opening his account with a resounding two and three-quarter length win in the 1400 metre maiden for the Mike de Kock stable was three year-old Mutrib.
Trainer Mike de Kock felt the colt still has a lot to learn, but feels there is clearly improvement in him.
“Mutrib is a horse who’s got the pedigree and I think the scope as well – he could go a mile and a half (2400m). (His sire) Street Cry is a super sire.”
A $300,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum from the Mill Park draft, Mutrib (pictured as a yearling below) was bred by Mill Park in partnership and is a half-brother to triple Group 1 winner and $3.8 million earner Fawkner, Group 2 winner and $1.1 million earner Tanby and Group 2 placed Viking Star.
Mill Park will offer the current yearling from Dane Belltar, a filly (pictured below) by Shooting to Win as Lot 651 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale - click here for her pedigree.
Dane Belltar produced another colt this year by More Than Ready (USA).