Second Effort capped off a terrific season for Vinery sire Mossman in the G3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
The Clinton McDonald trained galloper settled midfield improving on the fence and was always going to win once he hit the front at the 200m mark. It took Second Effort’s earnings to $657,093 which has been boosted by victories in the last two runnings of the LR Wangoom Hcp at Warrnambool.
Second Effort (6g Mossman – Relativity by Geiger Counter) will be set for the G1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield in September. “We were pretty confident coming into today,” McDonald admitted. “He’s probably looking for the seven furlongs so we are going into his next two pretty confident.
“The Mossmans are a terrific breed,” McDonald claimed. “We’ve had a good run with them and I reckon this bloke is going as well as ever. He’s still maturing.”
Second Effort landed Mossman’s first stakes win of this season in the G2 Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on August 18. He added a second Wangoom in May.
Bred in South Australia by Geoff and Christine Tucker, he was catalogued for the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale but bidding failed to reach a $50,000 reserve.
His dam Relativity won five races under the care of David Jolly. The Tuckers operate Little Hills Pastoral which is located on the southern tip of Yorke Peninsula. They also raced his second dam Western Zip (Zephyr Zip) who was a juvenile stakes winner in Perth.
Mossman (Success Express) will stand at Vinery for a $19,800 (inc gst) service fee in 2013.