DUBLEO mare Koonoomoo’s earnings lept into triple figures as a result of her comprehensive on-pace win in the MVRC Mitchelton Wines Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
The Mornington trained bay is a typically tough Dubleo and has struck a purple patch of form winning two of her past 4 starts with her latest triumph seeing her earnings top the $104,000 mark.
The mare was sold at the 2009 Melbourne Yearling sale for $10,000.
Koonoomoo raced hard on the speed at her latest outing assuming the bend before careering on to a 1.3-lens win over Cute To Boot with Elusive Dream close up in third.
Koonoomoo is a daughter of the Rory’s Jester mare, Maximova, whose grand dam – Embassadora – won the Chipping Norton and Apollo Stakes before going onto leave the G3 winning mare Western Chorus, who later threw Hong Kong champion Jeune King Prawn.
Koonoomoo’s effort continues a sustained run of success for Dubleo whose progeny have sizzled so far this summer thanks to multiple winners around the country including the talented Skateboard from the Guy Walter stable.
“Dubleo tends to have these runs for some reason,” Vinery’s Adam White said, ”he gets a lot of winners and sequences like this are quite common. This is a good time of year for that with the Inglis Classic sale just around the corner as well.”
Lot 249 in the Inglis Classic is a chestnut colt out of a Springsteen half-sister to current South African star, Fighting Warrior, who won the 2011 Golden Horseshoe there, the race regarded as the RSA’s equivalent of our Golden Slipper Stakes.