The Mission Off The Mark

Mark Smith - Sunday October 31

Aquis Farm’s The Mission became the third first crop stallion to put a winner on the board when the Les Ross-trained Mishani Warfare scored a richly deserved win in the Moet & Chandon Hcp (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

A close-up second on debut in the $75,000 Pat O’Shea Stakes at Toowoomba on September 5, Mishani Warfare clocked in third in the $105,000 Widden – Basil Nolan Jnr Plate (1000m) at Eagle Farm on October 9.

He t

ook the step-up to 1200m in his stride on Saturday. With Jackson Morris in the saddle, Mishani Warfare pushed through to take up the running, and he was not for catching.

The son of The Mission kept up a strong gallop in the straight to defeat Mishani Persuasion (Heroic Valour) by one and three-quarter lengths with a further two and a half lengths back to Cocobrew Express (Spill The Beans) in third.

The Mission

A homebred for Mike Cooks’ Mishani Enterprises, Mishani Warfare is the second and final foal of the unraced Denman mare Mishani Harmony, a descendant of the Group 1 QTC Queensland Oaks heroine Travel Light.

Like the high-flying Starspangledbanner, The Mission is a Group 1 winning son of Choisir.

Among the best two-year-olds of his year, The Mission won the Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes (1600m) and the Group III Schweppervescence (1400).

The Mission stands at Aquis Farm this spring for a fee of $8,800 (inc gst).


Race Result - Moet & Chandon Hcp 1200m

Eagle Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:12.83
Mishani Warfare
T: L G Ross J: J P Morris 57
2g The Mission (AUS) x Mishani Harmony (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $2,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: BC Enterprises
Mishani Persuasion
T: L G Ross J: B N Stewart 58
2g Heroic Valour (AUS) x Persuades (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $8,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: Vaunstreet Logistics
Cocobrew Express
T: T Button J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 55.5
2g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Hello I Love You (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $25,000
V:W & J Quast, Westbrook, Qld
B: Tom Button
T: Kacy Fogden J: James Orman 56
2c Invader (AUS) x Fascinatin' Rhythm (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
Dovi's Day
T: J H Manzelmann J: Ron Stewart 55
2g Domesday (AUS) x Myra's Grace (AUS) (Dark Lord (NZ))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Tamborine Mountain Thoroughbreds, Umbiram, Qld
B: Rob Luck
Zouson Boy
T: J Moore J: R Fradd 56
2c Zoustar (AUS) x Allegra (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: George Moore Bloodstock / Team Moore Racing
T: L G Ross J: Sheriden Tomlinson 54
2f Top Echelon (AUS) x Old Time Waltz (AUS) (St Averil (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $15,000
V:L & J Roche, Warwick, Qld
B: Les G Ross Racing
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