Vinery sire Mossman provided the bookends for a successful Saturday on either side of the Tasman. His promising colt Hoofit won the Listed Bonecrusher Stakes at Ellerslie early in the day while his precocious youngster Double Impact was successful in the Hopeful Plate at Toowoomba on Saturday evening.
Hoofit (3c Mossman – Chuckle by Danehill) carried the famous Sunline colours to victory at Ellerslie and will now be set for the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton in November. He is trained by Stephen McKee and was a $60,000 buy from the Shelby Park draft at the 2009 NZB Premier yearling sale.
“He’s a big strong horse and he’s got better with racing,” trainer Stephen McKee said. “He should go on and make a nice horse.
“We will probably go to the Wellington Guineas first and then the 2000 Guineas. There’s a million dollars for the taking at Riccarton this year.”
Hoofit’s dam Chuckle was a Listed winner of the Dark Jewel Classic at Scone. Second-dam Clowning (Rory’s Jester) is a three-quarter-sister to the dam of 2009 G1 Blue Diamond winner Reward For Effort. Another close relation is Not A Pretender (Royal Academy) who won the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Caulfield earlier tuis year.
Mossman gelding Double Impact won Australia’s first two-year-old event season in the $75,000 Hopeful Plate at Toowoomba. He chimed in with a well-timed finish to score comfortably by two lengths from Flammable (Ferocity) and Tax Evader (Ad Valorem).
Double Impact (2g Mossman – Cornish Moss by Barathea) is trained by Jackie Crompton and was purchased by senior part owner Jimmy Georgiou for $35,000 from the Baramul Stud draft at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.
His dam Cornish Moss is a half sister to the Melbourne stakes winner Heaps of Fun. Second dam Calemoss (Twig Moss) is a half sister to G1 Elders Mile winner Caledonian Boy and the dam of the G1 Thousand Guineas winner Lady of the Pines.
Cornish Moss has a filly by Danewin’s G1 winning son Excites catalogued for the next Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale in March 2011.