Reset Master rules Moonee Valley

Mornington trainer Matt Laurie has Master Reset primed for another productive campaign following the Mitchelton Wines Hcp (1500m) at Moonee Valley.

Friday night’s victory was the start of better things to come for the 5yo son of Darley Victoria sire Reset.  “We got a nice cart into the race behind the leader,” winning jockey Luke Currie said.  “The speed was on up front and he made his own luck from there.”

Laurie trains Master Reset for owner-breeder Wayne Matsinos and it was his first win since last year’s Wodonga Gold Cup (1590m).  Border-based Matsinos bred him from Glowing Tribute (Zeditave) who is related to Group 1 winner Aerosmith (VRC Turnbull Stakes).

Glowing Tribute’s 4yo Electric Tribute (Krupt) won at Kembla for David Pfieffer and at Pakenham for Laurie last season.  The mare’s yearling is a filly by Von Costa De Hero and Matsinos bred her back to Reset last year.

Laurie is looking to fill the gap left by stable star Escado who has been retired.  The Casino Prince gelding was bred at Balnarring by Kineld Thoroughbreds and was Laurie’s first Group 1 winner in the 2013 South Australian Derby.

Hauraki became the 5th Group 1 winner by Reset (Zabeel) earlier this month.  He joined Fawkner, Pinker Pinker, Rebel Raider and Set Square at the elite level in the Epsom Hcp (1600m) at Randwick.

And the Victorian sires’ premiership is hotting up ahead of the Melbourne Cup carnival with Woodside Park champion Written Tycoon ($1.63 million) holding a slender lead over Reset ($1.50 million).

Darley stands Reset for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Northwood Park in Seymour.