Catapulted claims G3 McKay Stakes for Kavanagh

Catapulted burst to outright favouritism for the G1 The Goodwood with a dominant victory in the G3 D C McKay Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

A member of the all conquering Mark Kavanagh stable, Catapulted was by the Watson family’s Mill Park in partnership with Bob and Helen Dinham.  He was a $90,000 buy at the 2007 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale.

Kavanagh has had great success with Mill Park graduates from the Adelaide Sale – with stable stars Divine Madonna, Devil Moon and Undoubtedly all fitting the bill.

“His work in the lead up to the race had been very good ,” stable foreman Sam Kavanagh said.  “There’s still some good improvement in him.  He was about 80% fit on Saturday.”

Catapulted (4g Catbird – Siren Miss by Umatilla) is from a sister to the stakes winning juvenile Umatune who is the dam of Magic Millions Perth Classic winner Jestatune.  His third and fourth dams – Neptune Princess and Lady Freux – both won the G2 SAJC Bloodhorse Breeders’ Stakes at Morphettville.

Catapulted has won 7 times from 11 starts since a debut victory at Morphettville in January 2008.  He won first time out by a nose beating Super Satin.  The runner-up was sent off-shore and was a recent winner of the G1 Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin.