Ken Keys has been a valuable Swettenham Stud client over the years and he sealed another deal with Adam Sangster shortly after Musical Hit won the $100,000 Antler Luggage Hcp (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Musical Hit’s dam Brava Brava was covered by Swettenham sire Kaphero on Sunday morning.
Keys trained Brava Brava for his wife Louise and the mare won five races for the Cranbourne couple including two in town at Flemington and Sandown.
Musical Hit is her first foal and he suffered from suspensory injuries early on. “He’s taken a while to come good but showed a lot so we kept going,” Keys said at headquarters. “Let’s hope there’s bigger and better things to come.”
There are definitely big things in store for Kaphero who has his first yearlings catalogued for the 2012 majors.
Kaphero won the G3 MVRC McEwan Trophy and LR MRC Blue Diamond Preview among 10 wins up to 1200m. He inherited all the speed of the Danehill sireline through Golden Slipper winner Danzero,
His dam Kapchat was a G1 winner of the STC Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. His second dam is a half-sister to the dam of Golden Slipper winner Courtza.
“I have the utmost faith in Kaphero as a sire,” Sangster said. “He was bred at Swettenham and, to this day, he is still one of the nicest yearlings to ever come off the property.”
Musical Hit’s win during Melbourne Cup week came just weeks after Keys trained Boom ‘n’ Zoom to win the $200,000 Cranbourne Cup.
Boom ‘n’ Zoom is by Swettenham sire Dash For Cash and he has been a wonderful money-spinner for connections since Keys bought him for $40,000 at the 2007 Adelaide Magic Millions.
His dam Entice (Last Tycoon) has been bred back to Swettenham sires for the last two years. She has a yearling colt Soldier’s Tale and a colt foaled on September 30 by Bianconi.