Mossman's Tambo's Mate Stradbroke Bound

Mark Smith - Saturday May 9

 A bit of nostalgia for Vinery Stud in Saturday’s Group III BTC Sprint at Doomben with the progeny of a couple of the stud’s stalwarts Mossman and Testa Rossa fighting out the finish.Tambo's Mate image Racing Queensland

It was Stuart Kendrick’s 4yo Mossman gelding Tambo’s Mate who edged out Robert Heathcote’s 6yo Testa Rossa gelding Deep Image in a thrilling battle.

The winner of the Listed Tattersall’s Recognition Stakes at Doomben in November, Tambo’s Mate began smartly for Matthew McGillivray.

After racing outside the leader Mishani Hustler, Tambo’s Mate took charge shortly after straightening. He looked to be in trouble when Samantha Thornton on Deep Image issued his challenge but he stuck to his guns resolutely to earn a short-half-head win with the favourite Outback Barbie (Spirit Of Boom) three-quarters of a length further back in third in a race that carries a  ballot-free entry to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap on June 6.

"We figured if he couldn't run well on Saturday he wouldn't be any chance in the Stradbroke," Kendrick told AAP.

"But he is in the Stradbroke field now and we know he can handle Eagle Farm.Mossman image Mark Smith

"The Stradbroke will be tougher but Tambo's Mate is tough so we can have some fun."

A homebred for Dalan Tamblyn, Tambo’s Mate advances his record to 8 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third from 16 starts with earnings of $455,950.

He is the best of three winners from four to race out of the Brisbane winning Canny Lad mare Passagemaker who is a daughter of the Listed stakes-winner Georgia Belle (Clear Choice).

Passagemaker has an unraced 2yo colt by Choisir named Gunnerside who was purchased out of the Toolooganvale Farm draft by China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock for $125,000 at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

She has a weanling filly by Churchill (IRE) and was covered by Epaulette Last spring.

Tambo’s Mate is one of 41 stakes-winners for Mossman who earned an honourable pension in 2018.



Race Result - Tab Brc Sprint Gr3 1200m

Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.52
Tambo's Mate
T: S W Kendrick J: M Mc Gillivray 54
4g Mossman (AUS) x Passagemaker (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Deep Image
T: R L Heathcote J: Ms S Thornton 56.5
6g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Starwish (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Testa Rossa
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 56
4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Vega One
T: T J Gollan J: Baylee Nothdurft 57
4g Lope De Vega (IRE) x One Funny Honey (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA))
T: James Cummings J: Ryan Maloney 61
5g Lonhro (AUS) x Yavanna (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: Ms K Purdy J: M Cahill 57
5g Commands (AUS) x Pattamada (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
T: A J & T Edmonds J: R Fradd 58
6g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Rezonet (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Mishani Hustler
T: L G Ross J: M R Du Plessis 54
4g Exceedingly Good (AUS) x Mishani Sinner (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
T: Kacy Fogden J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 56.5
4h Sebring (AUS) x Sarthemare (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: Ms J Graham J: B N Stewart 58.5
5g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Playful Miss (AUS) (Foreplay (AUS))
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