Randwick stakes winner Scissor Kick was the focal point of an interstate treble for Victorian owner-breeder Jonathon Munz on Saturday.
Munz also bred Adelaide Grand National Hurdle winner Urban Explorer (Zabeel) and Belmont winner Rive Gauche (Zabeel).
Scissor Kick (3c Redoute’s Choice – Back Pass by Quest for Fame) was a powerful winner of the LR The Rosebud (1200m) for Munz and Arrowfield Stud chairman John Messara. “He’s always given us the impression he wants a bit further as he’s such a casual customer,” trainer Paul Messara said. “He will go towards the Golden Rose and then the Caulfield Guineas.”
Munz bred the winner under his GSA Bloodstock banner from USA bred mare Back Pass whose earlier foals include Redoute’s Choice stakes winner Sharkbite.
Paul Messara is taking over as manager of Arrowfield Stud but he will keep a select group in work at Scone. “I’m not going to hand in my trainer’s licence and this is one horse who will definitely be staying,” he said. “I think he can go all the way.”
Scissor Kick will give Munz a second Victorian classic in as many years with a victory in the Caulfield Guineas. He won last year’s G1 Australian Guineas with Ferlax (Pentire).
Munz also claimed the 2013 Tasmanian Oaks with Redoute’s Choice filly Global Balance.