MOSSFUN’S win in last weekend’s $250,000 Inglis Nursery win is guaranteed to have positive ramifications for the progeny of her sire Mossman when rival auction house, Magic Millions, kick start their annual sale just 20-days from now.
The Hawkes filly’s dazzling debut performance caps off a spectacular pre-Xmas season period for Mossman who has sired five stakeswinners; Buffering, Absalon, Dothraki, Plucky Belle, Mossfun and Aussie-bred South African Group 2 winner, Royal Zulu Warrior.
As a result, Mossman is currently ranked fourth (jointly with Snitzel and Stratum) on the Leading Sires – Stakes Winners this season.
Mossman’s mid-season heroics have come at an opportune time for vendors taking one of his progeny to the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale which runs from January 8 – 12 on the Gold Coast.
There are 14 sons or daughters at the sale notably Newhaven Park Stud’s three-quarter-brother-in-blood to the aforementioned Royal Zulu Warrior as wlel as half-relations to stakeswinners Scream Machine and Latin News.
“Mossman is a horse whose progeny appeal to trainers because they have such a good strike-rate of winning races,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.
“He gets his share of two-year-old winners and the train on as older horses. They have built themselves a reputation as being tough and sound and I suppose you don’t have to look much farther past Buffering to appreciate that.
“Buffering was bought for $22,000 at the Magic Millions and has won over $4 million.”
As for Mossfun, a decision on her immediate race program will be made shortly.
The Emirates Park owned youngster is eligible to take her place in the $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) at Randwick on January 18 having been bought out of the corresponding sale earlier this year for $85,000.