Cranbourne filly Miss Chatter gave her sire Murphy’s Blu Boy a timely boost when she won the Rideability Victoria Plate (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Bullarook Park at Avenel in Victoria announced last week that the Mr Prospector line sire Murphy’s Blu Boy would join its roster for the 2010 season. “His progeny are really starting to show something,” Bullarook Park studmaster Malcolm Boyd said. “And he’s an impressive horse in his own right.”
Miss Chatter (3f Murphy’s Blu Boy – Regal Chatelaine by King of Kings) is trained by Greg Eurell for a syndicate that bought the filly for $31,000 at the Magic Millions Summer yearling sale on the Gold Coast in 2008.
She is the first foal of a mare who retired a maiden after 12 starts. Second dam Discreet Lady (Rivotious) was a Warwick Farm 2yo winner and was also Group placed in the STC Sweet Embrace Stakes and Reisling Slipper Trial.
Miss Chatter scored an all-the-way victory in a Geelong maiden last month but she came from off the speed to win at headquarters. “She’s a real tough filly,” apprentice jockey Ben Knobel said. “She was checked early on but picked herself up to win well.”
Miss Chatter is part-owned by Brian Roddy who created headlines in 2003 when he bought a half-share in Murphy’s Blu Boy for $800,000. The boom colt had arrived in Melbourne with an unbeaten record and he proved the Sunshine State form-line was no fluke with a seven length runaway in the G3 Blue Diamond Preview.
Murphy’s Blu Boy was injured in the Blue Diamond Prelude but he returned as a three year-old to win the 2004 Lightning Hcp at Gosford. He retired to stud the following year with 5 wins from 11 starts up to 1000m.
Murphy’s Blu Boy joins a Bullarook Park roster that also includes Hemingway, King de Lago and Monde Bleu.