Regally bred Rodway broke through for his first win on Sunday in the Mitchell Shire Maiden Plate (1600m) at Kilmore.
Rodway (3g Street Cry – Tugela by Riverman) is a half-brother to Makybe Diva and he was resuming after a 24 week spell for a large syndicate that includes Makybe owners Tony and Deslee Santic.
The Peter Moody trained three year-old had been gelded after two unplaced runs earlier this season. He tracked speedy filly Magdalena’s Rose (Encosta De Lago) first-up and then cleared out to score by nearly five lengths.
Tugela has an unnamed 2yo filly by Desert King and she is in foal to All Too Hard.
Makybe homebred Tansy was another promising winner for the Santics last week. He had won a Stony Creek maiden by 7 lengths in January and doubled up in the at Sandown last Wednesday.
Tansy (3g Purrealist – Our Sistine Peintre Celebre) is a half-brother to stakes-winner Vatican (God’s Own) and has now won two of his four starts for trainer Byron Cozamanis.
Purrealist began his stud career at Makybe before transferring to Chatswood Stud. Tansy’s dam Our Sistine is a half-sister to NZ Horse of the Year King’s Chapel.
Makybe will offer Tansy’s half-sister by Stryker at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale through Yallambee Stud’s draft as Lot 447.