Mogumber Park resident Natural Blitz sired a promising Sunspeed-bred winner at Geelong on Tuesday.
Mystery Blitz (3g Natural Blitz – It’s The Business by Key Business) started a short-priced favourite on debut and his supporters were confident of a collect a long way from home. He jumped straight to the front in the GRC Function & Event Maiden (1000m) and cleared out to score by more than four lengths.
“I was pretty sure he would be hard to beat,” local trainer John Smerdon said. “He didn’t miss a beat while being educated and was definitely fit enough first-up.”
Smerdon will set Mystery Blitz for a race over the Swan Hill carnival next month before graduating to the metro area.
The Geelong winner cost $10,000 from Rangeview Stud at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions. “I’ve got a mate over in WA who recommended him,” Smerdon explained. “I went over and he presented like a very strong individual before the sale.
“I remember Natural Blitz when he was with Doug Harrison. He was top-class and there’s nothing wrong with the pedigree.”
Natural Blitz (Dehere) was a G2 winner at Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Rosehill and Eagle Farm as well as being G1 placed in the 2003 VRC Australian Cup behind Northerly.
Natural Blitz had been based at Cromarty Park before the latest move to Mogumber Park which is operated by Colin Brown and Fiona Lacey. The Bullsbrook couple purchased several mares at the 2012 Inglis Easter Sale to help build the numbers for his 2012 book.
Among them are Fiddly (Red Ransom) in foal to Not A Single Doubt, Retrospective (Canny Lad) in foal to Time Thief, Sutra (Jade Hunter) in foal to Choisir and Miss Sultry Song (USA) in foal to Myboycharlie.
Natural Blitz has sired 10 winners from his first crop including Ningaloo Blitz. The Dan Morton trained filly was fourth home in the G2 WA Guineas earlier this season.
Mogumber Park will stand Natural Blitz for a $2,500 service fee this year.