Carlton CEO Greg Swann enjoyed a weekend to remember after the Blues thrashed arch-rivals Essendon in an elimination final at the MCG on Sunday.
Swann was already on Cloud 9 after his lightly raced galloper Most Husbands scored a very impressive victory at Morphettville on Saturday.
Most Husbands (3g Testa Rossa – No Say by Celestial Dancer) had won on debut at Swan Hill on August 29 and trainer Darren Weir sent him to Adelaide for another hit-and run raid in the Patinack Farm Hcp (1200m).
Adelaide has been a happy hunting ground for Weir this season. Gotta Keep Cool, Peronne Lady and Corvidae had all won across the border before Most Husbands made it four on Saturday.
In a run reminiscent of his debut win, Most Husbands came from last to score by over a length going away. Weir will be tempted to take the next step and head to Melbourne later this month.
Most Husbands cost $47,000 from Lakeview Stud at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions Summer yearling sale. Swann part-owns him with a syndicate that includes Mark Hunter and Tony Bates.
The trio also race Weir’s talented sprinter Broken (Halo Homewrecker) who has won races at Morphettville (3) and Caulfield. Another syndicate member Tony Biongorno owns last-start Flemington G3 winner Lone Rock (Fastnet Rock).
Vinery stallion Testa Rossa sired Most Husbands from No Say. She is a winning half-sister to Show A Heart and had already foaled Singapore sprinter Won’t Stop to Testa Rossa.
Testa Rossa has entered the big league since joining the Vinery roster from Victoria. He has finished fourth in the last two Australian sires’ premierships and is off to a cracking start this season with high-profile gallopers Pane In The Glass, Testascana, Red Colossus and Testa My Patience.