Spirited Due Sasso winner in Singapore

Mungrup Stud sire Due Sasso strengthened his Singapore connection with another impressive winner on Friday evening.

Dragon Spirit (3g Due Sasso – Icicles by Don’t Say Halo) had won his maiden at Kranji on New Year’s Day and added another on Good Friday.  He notched the third with an all-the-way runaway on Friday.

“I wish I had a stable full of horses just like Dragon Spirit,” trainer Theo Kieser said.  “Finding nice ones like him is very hard.  He has been so consistent this year and I think races up to 1100 metres will be most suitable.”

Winning jockey Danny Beasley was confident of success once Dragon Spirit settled in the lead.  “I thought he would be very hard to beat on his work in the last week,” Beasley claimed.   “Theo has got him going really well and he will win a few more this time in.”

Other recent Singapore winners by Due Sasso include Master King who scored on debut for Laurie Laxon in March.  And Xin Star popped up with a last-start victory at Kranji on April 27.

Kieser purchased Dragon Spirit for $40,000 out of the Mungrup Stud consignment at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions.  His dam Icicles is a half-sister to the Metal Storm Listed winners Storm Shot (WATC Birthday Stakes & Anniversary Cup) and Stormy’s Son (WATC Grandstand Cup)

Icicles is owned by Lex and Shirley Piper and she has also foaled two winners by Oratorio (Aus) and one by Eternity Range.  The mare delivered another Due Sasso colt in October.

Due Sasso (Scenic) was a G3 winner of the 2006 Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield from just 8 starts for trainer Brian Mayfield-Smith.  The Perth leader among his first-crop winners is the Lindsey Smith trained Screaming Plum who has won at Belmont and Ascot this season.

Strengthens Singapore connection for Mungrup Stud sire Due Sasso