Blonde Moment for Murphy

Former boom colt Murphy’s Blu Boy sired his first winner when Trust Me I’m Blonde was successful at Benalla yesterday.

Trust Me I’m Blonde (2f Murphy’s Blu Boy – Brown Biscuit by Fraar) received a dream run in transit and then darted through along the rails when the leader wobbled around the home turn.  She cleared out to score by five lengths.

Murphy’s Blu Boy started his own career with a hat-trick of runaway victories in Queensland before he lobbed in Melbourne with colourful owner-trainer Mick Hicks.

He won the 2003 G3 Blue Diamond Preview by five lengths but was beaten as a $1.20 favourite by Hammerbeam next time out in the Blue Diamond Prelude.

Murphy’s Blu Boy was injured in that event and was sidelined for nearly twelve months.  In the meantime, Hicks had sold him to the Roddy family but new trainer Joe Pride struggled to get the colt to the races.

In six starts over the following 18 months, Murphy’s Blu Boy could only manage a Listed win in the Lightning Handicap at Gosford.

Retired to Baerami Thoroughbreds in 2005, he sired 43 foals in his first crop and only three of them have faced the starter so far.

Murphy’s Blu Boy is by North American import Blu Tusmani (Afleet) who was exported to the Philippines in July 2005.

His dam Murphy’s Arch (Archregent) was bred by Bruce McHugh who is currently campaigning to have A.I. legalised in Australia.

Murphy’s Arch’s latest foal is a 2yo Flying Spur colt that was sold by Southern Cross Thoroughbreds for $550,000 at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He has been named Dempsey and is trained by David Hayes for owners John Messara, Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, Jonathon Munz and Bruce Mathieson.

The mare missed to Exceed And Excel in 2007 and was covered by Casino Prince last year.
Murphy’s Blu Boy is available for a $5,500 (inc gst) fee at Baerami Thoroughbreds.  He stands alongside Danehill sires California Dane and Danasinga.

Trust Me I’m Blonde is from the Fraar mare Brown Biscuit who was bred by Cliff Brown’s Bloodstock Breeding Syndicate.  She was unraced and Brown sold her out of his Narbethong stables at the 2005 Inglis Victorian August Sale.  Brown Biscuit was in foal to Brown’s G2 Shannons Classic winner Fubu and made just $1,000.

Trust Me I’m Blonde was her second foal and she also has a yearling filly by Manner Hill and a weanling colt by Heeby Reiby.  Brown Biscuit is closely related to G3 VRC Debonair Stakes winner Wordsmith (Testa Rossa).