Runaway Winner for Fiorente

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday August 26

A promising staying prospect by Melbourne Cup hero Fiorente (IRE), lightly raced four year-old Melody Man opened his account with a runaway win at Murray Bridge on Wednesday as a short priced favoruite.

Trained by Jake Stephens and ridden by Todd Pannell, Melody Man was placed at his first two starts and showed the benefit of those outings to power away and win the 1800m maiden by nearly five lengths.


Retained to race, Melody Man is the first foal from stakes-placed Keep the Faith mare Extra Virgin, who was covered again by Fiorente last spring.

The Sun Stud based son of Monsun has had a winning start to the season with recent metropolitan winners Black Duke, Shandy and Don’t Doubt Dory among his eight winners since August 1.


Fiorente stands at a fee of $17,600.



Race Result - Wedding @bridges Event Ctr Mdn 1800m

Murray Bridge Gh Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:50.14
Melody Man
T: Jake Stephens J: Todd Pannell 58
4g Fiorente (IRE) x Extra Virgin (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
Rough Beauty
T: Garret Lynch J: Sophie Logan 54.5
5m Lucas Cranach (GER) x Embroglio (AUS) (Savoire Vivre (GB))
Passing Phase
T: D Clarken & O Macgillivray J: Anna Jordsjo 54
3f Spill The Beans (AUS) x Queen Of Peace (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $8,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Oopy MacGillivray
M'lady Lois
T: L J Cadzow J: Jacob Opperman 54
4m Fighting Sun (AUS) x Shuaily (PER) (Shuailaan (USA))
Mystic Endeavour
T: Grant Young J: D Caboche 56
4m Mint Lane (USA) x Sovereign Account (AUS) (Aghaadir (USA))
T: Luke O'Connor J: K H Zechner 58
4g Dissident (AUS) x Indulgent (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge Toowoomba Qld
B: Kennewell Racing Pty Ltd
Princess Evasive
T: Travis Doudle J: R J Hurdle 56
4m Savabeel (AUS) x Princess Rock (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Staying Strong
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Teagan Voorham 58
4g Rebel Raider (AUS) x Too Cool To Fool (NZ) (Gallant Guru (AUS))
T: Ms S Brennan J: P Gatt 58
4g The Factor (USA) x Rachael's Pride (AUS) (Akhadan (AUS))
Inglis 2020 FEBRUARY (Early) Online Sale $1,500
T: K M McAnulty & C Binnie J: Jake Toeroek 58
6g Casino Prince (AUS) x Copa De Oro (AUS) (Hector Protector (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $40,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Inglis As Agent
T: Shayne Cahill J: J Holder 56
4m Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Hecuba (NZ) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis 2020 JANUARY Online Sale $1,250
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $80,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing
Sun Peaks
T: Ms K Duffie J: M Vassallo 56
5m All Too Hard (AUS) x Sun Valley (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy (USA))
Inglis 2018 August Monthly Online Sale $6,000
V:Vinery Stud
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
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