$800,000 Deep Field Colt Breaks Maiden

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 26

Expensive Deep Field colt Mars Mission is a work in progress, but showed the benefit of a lengthy spell when resuming to win at Warwick Farm on Australia Day.

Trained by Team Hawkes, Mars Mission was third on debut last August at Sandown and was then sent to the paddock.

Given a good grounding with two recent trials, Mars Mission went to the post as favourite for the 1100m maiden and surged home to win by three-quarters of a length for Tommy Berry.


“He’s a nice colt on the improve and has bigger fish to fry,” said Michael Hawkes.

$800,000 Magic Millions purchase Mars Mission.

An $800,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Attunga Stud draft for Alan Bell, who raced his sire Deep Field, Mars Mission runs for a partnership headed by Bell that also includes Vinery Stud and the colt’s breeders.

Mars Mission is a three-quarter brother to Group III winner Sun City and half-brother to stakes-winner Parlophone and stakes-placed Spin.

He is the fifth winner from five foals to race from stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Roulettes.

Roulettes was one of 163 mares covered last spring at Newgate Farm by Deep Field at a fee of $88,000.



Race Result - XXXX Mdn Plate 1100m

Warwick Farm Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:04.56
Mars Mission
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 57
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Attunga Stud, Blandford, NSW
B: Alan Bell Racing
T: John Thompson J: N Rawiller 57
3g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Schiaparelli (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William
B: John Thompson Racing Pty Ltd
Diamond Blush
T: A J Cummings J: G Schofield 55.5
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Pink Jubilee (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $180,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: A Cummings
My Eloise
T: Joseph Pride J: Rachel King 55
3f Capitalist (AUS) x Judicial Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $110,000
V:Willaroon Thoroughbreds, Lurg
B: Tony Noonan Racing
Tapis Magique
T: David Payne J: Tom Sherry 54
3f Shalaa (IRE) x Marvellous That (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Round 2 $60,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
Have Mercy
T: Edward Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 56
3f American Pharoah (USA) x Blissful (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $210,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: Myrtle House/Edward Cummings
Beau Monde
T: Lee & Cherie Curtis J: J Ford 55
3f Capitalist (AUS) x Sagaronne (AUS) (Real Saga (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds, Blandford, NSW
B: Lee Curtis
MM National Weanling Sale $50,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds
Mad Darcey
T: M J Dunn J: Tim Clark 55
3f Winning Rupert (AUS) x Miss Darcey (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Mad About Racing / Oliver Koolman / David Pfieffer
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