Having bought the mare Miquette for breeder David Mathias specially to put to the highly compatible Mtoto, it was a great thrill to see this product of the mating run so well at her first start. With six previous winners in the race, trainer William Haggas’s judgement was vindicated in throwing Moselle in at the deep end.
Our recommended matings go from strength to strength. At the weekend we had more Pattern winners in Australia, highly rated mating and recommended purchase Zatella trained by Kerry Jordan winning a Group3 at Moonee Valley, with recommended mating Miss Pennymoney winning a Listed race. Chief Scout, a recommended yearling purchase raced by client Chris Hogg also ran second in a Group2, and will now be a late entry for the VRC Derby.
66-1 winner Ski Run won her maiden at her third run, another Brain International recommended mating. By Petoski, she is not one for the faint-hearted majority of the English breeding fraternity. One up for accomplished owner-breeder Tim Holland-Martin of Overbury Stud.
Highly rated mating First Magnitude won the Group2 Prix du Conseil de Paris. Another breeding success for Brain clients. A half brother to Iktamal, whose highly compatible in-foal mating triggered our original recommendation for the $60,000 purchase of dam Crystal Cup in 1991.
Brain International enjoyed a remarkable day in Australia on Saturday 25th September, with matings highly rated by Brain winning a total of six of the races in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
These included four of the nine races at Randwick in Sydney, with recommended matings Pins , raced by his breeder, winning the Group2 Stan Fox Stakes and Brave Prince winning the Group3 B.Richie Handicap.
Other winners highly rated by Brain included recommended yearling purchase Sparks, raced by client Chris Hogg, winner of Randwick’s Listed Breeders Plate, the first two year old race for colts of the season, while The Golden Dane by Danehill won the Listed R Allen Quality.
Dame Talaq won the 4th race on the card at Moonee Valley, while the 7th race at Brisbane’s Doomben meeting was won by recommended mating Play Station. Both Dame Talaq and Play Station are raced by their breeders.
Patrick Brain, who developed the pedigree analysis system his company uses to advise breeders was obviously delighted with the results but added; “it was too much to expect for UK recommended mating Aunty Rose to win the Group 1 Fillies Mile at Ascot on top of all these, and the filly was one of two late withdrawals from the race. No doubt her day will come.”