Winning connection for Waterford

Former Waterford Stud based sires Mosayter and Universal Prince were back among the winners on either side of the country on Saturday.

Mosayter (USA) sired his first stakes winner courtesy of Mr Moet in the G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont Park.  The Adam Durrant trained gelding flew home along the fence to pass $300,000 in earnings.

Mr Moet (4g Mosayter – Marlock Miss by Karioi Star) is from a Sunspeed family going back 30 years to class filly Shah-Anne (Speak Low).  She won a WA Sires’ Produce Stakes for Mick and Lois Taylor when it was a Group 2 in 1983.

“I reckon he could come back and be competitive at the summer carnival,” Durrant said.  “He’s very raw but is suited by genuine staying tests.”

Mosayter (Storm Cat) has sired 23 winners of 71 races in Western Australia and is now based at Argyle Thoroughbreds at Orange in NSW.  He is bred on the Storm Cat – Mr. Prospector cross and his dam Bashayer is a half-sister to G1 sires Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain.

Universal Prince (Scenic) was part-owned by Terry Hogan and trainer Bede Murray and was a G1 winner of the AJC Derby, AJC Spring Champion Stakes, STC Canterbury Guineas and STC Ranvet Stakes.

Murray popped up again with World Wide in the Nova 969 Hcp (1800m) at Rosehill on Saturday.  “He had a setback earlier this year after stepping on a golf ball,” Murray revealed.  “But he’s a very honest horse and, with a BOBS Extra bonus, the money is good, too.”

World Wide (5g Universal Prince – See the Stars by Mr Henrysee) is a younger half-brother to Kenny’s World (Kenny’s Best Pal) who was a G3 winner of the AJC Southern Cross Stakes and Newcastle Cameron Hcp.

Universal Prince has sired 63 winners of 178 races since retiring to Inverness Stud in NSW.  After Jack Woolridge sold the Bowral property, he transferred to the Sunspeed State but then returned east and is now based with Sue Nolan at Murray Bridge.

Nolan is a sister-in-law of part-owner Terry Hogan and she will stand Universal Prince for a $2,750 (inc gst) fee.  Breeders can contact Nolan on 0407 712 514.

Former Sunspeed resident sired Belmont G3 winner Mr Moet