Eliza Park stallion Shinzig snared his first stakes winner when Psychic Mick scored an emphatic victory in the LR Vain Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Psychic Mick (3g Shinzig – Super Fund by Bianconi) put the issue well beyond doubt with a three length victory over 1200m. The Adelaide trained speedster was unbeaten in three starts at Morphettville earlier this year and he maintained a 100% strike-rate when returning for the spring carnival.
Psychic Mick is trained by Daniel Clarken for a partnership headed by Michael Duffield. He was sold by Eliza Park for just $10,000 at the 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions. His dam Super Fund was trained by Lee Freedman and won by five lengths at Sandown in a career curtailed to just four starts.
Will Clarken bought his younger half-brother by Bel Esprit for $44,000 at this year’s Adelaide Magic Millions. Super Fund has since missed to Court of Jewels and Set Alight.
Shinzig is a son of Danehill and he snatched a G1 in the 2008 C F Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Tasmanian based Beer Belly is his only other winner from 9 to race. Shinzig stands for a $6,600 (inc gst) at Eliza Park Kerrie.