Stud's young sire Host (Chi) had two first starters at Mornington on Thursday and
both of them are now winners!.
First to salute was Hosting, click here to read his story.
Two races later and it was the turn of the Mick Kent trained colt Philippi (pictured Racepix Vic) , who scored a stylish debut win over 1500 metres with Luke Nolen in the saddle.
A homebred for Black Caviar's breeder Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Thoroughbreds, Philippi scored a dominant two and a quarter length victory as a well backed favourite.
"I like him a lot," said Mick Kent.
"He's a beautiful actioned horse and has good ability, although he will be a much better horse in the autumn."
That said, Philippi is entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas and ATC Spring Champion Stakes so it will be interesting to see where he goes next.
Philippi is the third winner for Encosta de Lago mare Soorena, a half-sister to handy stakes-placed performer Philda.
Philippi is the fifth winner from the first crop of Chilean bred US Group I winner Host , a son of champion sire Hussonet.
Host stands at Swettenham Stud at a fee of $5,000.