Comfy double for Mungrup sire at Belmont Park

Former Mungrup Stud sire Comfy sired his first winner when Southern Comfort won at Northam in July and the filly doubled up with another impressive victory at Belmont Park yesterday.

Southern Comfort (3f Comfy – Wild Scenario by Scenic) was always travelling sweetly just off the pace in the Be A Racing Corporate Member Hcp (1000m) yesterday.  She collared pacemaker Call Me Ned in the straight and then sprinted clear when called on by jockey Shaun McGruddy.

Southern Comfort is trained by Phil Duggan at Oakford and she ran seconds at Narrogin, Bunbury and Ascot during her first prep earlier this year.  She was one of 36 first-crop foals by Comfy who died last December after four seasons at Mungrup Stud.

Comfy (Lear Fan) was trained by Sir Michael Stoute to win the Listed Acomb Stakes at York as a two year-old.  He followed up with a creditable three-length fifth to Rock Of Gibraltar in the G1 Dewhurst Stakes.

The Juddmonte Farm’s homebred was sidelined the following season but returned at four to win first-up at Leicester but was out of his depth when facing Falbrav in the G1 Eclipse Stakes next time out at Sandown.  He was retired after an unplaced effort behind Rakti in the 2004 Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot.