Class Rules in G2 Stocks Stakes

Tara Madgwick - Friday September 25

Winner of the Group I VRC Australian Guineas and $5million All Star Mile last year before finishing fifth in the Cox Plate, Mystic Journey had a massive class edge over her rivals in the Group II MVRC Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night and duly returned to the winner’s list.

Mystic Journey wins the G2 Stock Stakes - image Natasha Morello / Racing Photos

Trained in Tasmania by Adam Trinder, Mystic Journey was lacklustre in her first two runs back from a spell but showed her old form under Luke Currie to power home and beat classy WA mare Perfect Jewel by half a neck in a stirring finish.

“Adam said to me he thought she was back to her best and as good as ever and he was right,” said Currie.

A modest $11,000 Magic Millions Tasmania purchase for her trainer from the Armidale Stud draft, Mystic Journey runs for owner Wayne Roser has the impressive record of 12 wins and a second from 21 starts with prizemoney topping $3.8million.

Mystic Journey is the best of four winners from White Gold, who sadly died last year and her last foal, a filly by Fighting Sun made $200,000 at Inglis Premier this year.

Mystic Journey is the flagship performer for her sire Needs Further, who transferred this year from Armidale Stud in Victoria to stand for Aquis in Victoria.

The blue-blooded son of Encosta de Lago stands at a fee of $13,750.

Needs Further is standing in Victoria this spring at Aquis



Race Result - Four'n Twenty Stocks Stks Gr2 1600m

Moonee Valley Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:37.62
Mystic Journey
T: Adam Trinder J: L Currie 57
5m Needs Further (AUS) x White Gold (NZ) (Colombia (NZ))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $11,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Adam Trinder
Perfect Jewel
T: G & A Williams J: W Pike 57
6m Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Star Encounter (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
One More Try
T: Matthew Cumani J: Craig Williams 57
6m Dane Shadow (AUS) x Belzain (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Spanish Reef
T: K & K Keys J: M Zahra 57
7m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Lemon Reef (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
Princess Jenni
T: D R Brideoake J: B Melham 57
5m High Chaparral (IRE) x Glitzabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Phoenix Park
B: Mr A Ottobre
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 57
5m Lonhro (AUS) x Nakaaya (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: First Light Racing / Ellerton Zahra / Paul Willetts Bloodstock
T: C W McDonald J: W Egan 57
5m Americain (USA) x The Gem (AUS) (Scenic (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: McDonald Racing
Realm Of Flowers
T: A & S Freedman J: Jye McNeil 56.5
4m So You Think (NZ) x Astral Flower (GB) (Kalanisi (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: James Bester Bloodstock
Shrouded In Mist
T: T & C McEvoy J: J Mott 57
6m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x De Lago Mist (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Greysful Glamour
T: Mark Newnham J: Jamie Kah 57
5m Stratum (AUS) x Rippled (GB) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $90,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
My Gold Bracelet
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: John Allen 56.5
4m Pins (AUS) x Miss Bling (NZ) (Golan (IRE))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $25,000
V:Ohukia Lodge Ltd
B: Jen Campin Bloodstock
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