Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell prepared his latest 3yo winner by Master Of Design when Swiss Design saluted at Balaklava on Wednesday
Swiss Design cruised up to the leaders in the straight and only needed a reminder from Joe Bowditch to stay focused in the final stages of the My Butcher Plate (1050m). He started an odds-on favourite after an unlucky second to Alta Stella on debut last month.
The winner doubled up at Morphettville last week and Swiss Design franked the form with something in hand. “He’s very smart and should have won first-up,” Kennewell said. “They ran a fast time that day and he came from last to be beaten a length.”
Swiss Design is a half-brother to Kennewell’s stakes sprinter El Magico and their dam Swiss Vault (Secret Savings) has a yearling colt by Master Of Design.
Kennewell trains him for a syndicate that includes Ozzie Kheir and Luke Koumi after making $220,000 at the 2015 Adelaide Magic Millions. Kheir part-owned Master Of Design and Koumi also races last-start Master Of Design winner Senor Gaudi.
Senor Gaudi went for a break after an eye-catching debut victory at Morphettville on May 24 and his spring campaign could culminate in a trip to Melbourne.
Master Of Design transferred from Swettenham to Greta West Stud this week following a winning double on Wednesday. His 3yo Jaminzah scored a last-to-first victory at Sandown a couple of hours after Swiss Design.
The Chris Waller-trained gelding had won a Kembla Grange maiden in December before moving to Melbourne. “He got there right on the line,” jockey Craig Newitt said. “He drew wide and jumped well but the speed was nice so I went back. He did a good job and is a nice little horse.”
Jaminzah was bred by Portland couple Ian and Vicki Bell from their mare Sarchi Lodge (Grand Lodge). She has a Master Of Design yearling filly with Ballarat owner David Speechley and another Master Of Design filly on the ground.
Master Of Design floated up the Hume Hwy on Thursday morning and settled in straightaway at Greta West alongside Keep The Faith and King Of Prussia. “He’s a fine, athletic type with a lovely temperament,” studmaster Laurie McCarthy said. “He arrived in great order and will stand for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee this year.”
Master of Design leads Victoria’s second-season sires with the winners of 30 races this season. He heads the table ahead of Helmet (29), Moshe (24), Toorak Toff (22), Ilovethiscity (17) and Canford Cliffs (15).