First winner for Decanter at Doomben

Victorian based sire Decanter (Chi) is the latest son of Hussonet to be credited with a winner in Australia.

Consistent filly Hot Chilli Milly got him mobile with an on-pace victory in the Gallopers $1 Membership Maiden (1350m) at Doomben on Wednesday.  She appreciated firmer footing in town after three placings in heavier conditions at the Sunshine Coast.

Hot Chilli Milly (3f Decanter – Molly’s Folly by Encosta de Lago) is raced by David and Adam Cant after changing hands for $25,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.  She survived a protest after passing the post a half-head in advance of Patinack Farm’s even-money favourite Varanasi (Encosta De Lago).

Cranbourne South couple Daryl and Diane Wilkinson stand Decanter nearby at Kedarona Stud.  They also bred his first winner from Molly’s Folly who was successful at Flemington, Moonee Valley (2) and Geelong (2).

Molly’s Folly has a yearling filly by Decanter, a filly foal by Danzero and she was bred back to Darley sire Skilled last year.  “Mark and Narelle (Bravington) do a great job at Kedarona,” Daryl Wilkinson said.  “We might race ‘Milly’s’ yearling by Decanter and I’m pretty sure we will send her back to him this year.”

Hussonet’s other sons with Australian winners include Husson Lightning (Heytesbury), El Cumbres (Mornmoot), Reaan (Cornerstone), Host (Swettenham), Trotamondo (Yarraman) and Husson (Patinack).

Decanter stood for a $3,000 service fee in 2012.  He is a brother to Host and was a talented galloper in his own right winning three races in Chile before a knee injury cut his career after just six starts.

Sourced by Jane Henning’s Pedigree Dynamics for Australia, he is a beautifully conformed individual and is the tallest of Hussonet’s sire sons in Australia standing at 16.1hh.

– Karl Patterson