TRAINER Robert Heathcote will no doubt be hoping that promising Mossman two-year-old Master Of Puppets can follow in the path set by his older stablemate and paternal half-brother, Buffering and recent Stakes winners Agister and Ofcourseican.

Master Of Puppets showed a good turn of foot to win yesterday’s BRC XXXX Gold Brisbane Bloodstock Maiden (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

The gelding started $1.35 favourite after his close second at the venue last start.

”That was only his third start in a race and he’s shown improvement at every run,” says Vinery’s Conor Phelan.

Heathcote has enjoyed considerable success with crack three-year-old Buffering (Mossman – Action Annie) who has won six times in 11 starts and banked over $600,000 for his connections.


MOSSMAN colt Agister will need to overcome an awkward draw this weekend if he is to add the Listed Darby Munro Stakes to his Eskimo Prince at his more recent outing.

The Allan Denham trained three-year-old swaps barrier 3 for gate 10 in tomorrow’s 1200m feature.

Talented young apprentice Josh Adams retains the ride on Agister whose trackwork suggests he is capable of a repeat of his Warwick Farm triumph.

”He has trained on since the win and he has looked sharp when doing his slow work during the week,” Sportsman’s Rosehill clocker John Moc writes.

Agister last week became Mossman’s 14th stakeswinner and fans of the stallion didn’t have to wait long for number 15 to arrive.

Ron Quinton’s consistent mare Ofcourseican who came from well back to win the Wenona Girl over 1200m.

The David Bentata bred-owned four-year-old lines-up in tomorrow’s hotly-contested Birthday Card Quality to end the Rosehill Guineas card.