Vinery sire Mossman is coming to the end of a very productive season and he produced another smart type when talented colt Mington scored a four length victory in the Magna Pool Maiden (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.
Mington (2c Mossman – Chickabiddy by Zeditave) was racing second-up after a three week break. He was very unlucky on debut at Doomben last month in the race won by Fractions and started a $2.30 favourite yesterday. “We got caught three wide but then he clicked into another gear,” jockey Stathi Katsidis said. “He’ll learn a lot from this win and he’s got a future.”
Mington is a homebred for Beaudesert breeders Brian and Robin Purtle and he will head back to Gerald Ryan’s Sydney yard to be given a chance against better company in the new season.
Mossman has built up an imposing 62% winners-to-runners strike rate and his black-type tally has been boosted by the likes of Love Conquers All, Neeson, Stirling Grove, Prince Braeman and Parrawi this season.
They have joined his G2 winning fillies Our Sweet Moss (AJC Silver Shadow Stakes), Pure Energy (STC Reisling Stakes) and Segments (MRC Schillaci Stakes).
Mossman (Success Express) appeals as the of best value stallions in NSW. Vinery will stand him for a $13,200 (inc gst) service fee this year.
Mington is from a winning half-sister to the Singapore stakes performer Mahkota (Danehill) and the dam of Listed Tasmanian Cascade Classic winner Gehenna (Ladoni). His dam Chickabiddy has now foaled six winners including Mington’s year older brother Mr Munch who scored at Eagle Farm for the Purtles in February.