One to Watch – Mornington

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 13

The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale is just two weeks way and one of the top lots at the 2021 sale made a winning debut at Mornington on Monday.

Mariota wins on debut at Mornington - image Scott Barbour/ Racing Photos

A $600,000 Magic Millions Weanling purchase from Segenhoe Stud for Rosemont Stud/Bahen Bloodstock, Fastnet Rock gelding Mariota scored by three-quarters of a length at his first run in the 1500m maiden.

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Trained by Matt Laurie and ridden by Jamie Mott, he was sent out favourite and repaid connections for their patience.

“It’s been a long time coming as he’s had a few issues to overcome, an eye issue actually which put him out for a while and he’s probably lucky to be here,” revealed Matt Laurie.

“We had to geld him, he was a bit of a painful colt, so it’s good to get him to a race. He responded well under pressure and will be better for the outing. I think he will be a nice horse when he gets out over ground.”

Mariota is the first foal of multiple Group winning mare Oregon‘s Day, a half-sister to Group II winner Talent Show and stakes-winner Oregon Spirit from Group III winner Oregon Seal.

Oregon’s Day was also offered at the 2021 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale where she sold for $1million to Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)/Segenhoe Stud.

Segenhoe sold an I Am Invincible yearling filly from her at Inglis Easter this year for $525,000 to Toking / Stephen Gray Racing / Wattle Bloodstock and she is in foal to Snitzel after missing the previous year.

 

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Race Result - The Big Screen Company Mdn Plate 1500m

Mornington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:33.61
1
Mariota
- 3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Oregon's Day (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
Tnr: M M Laurie Rdr: J Mott 59.5
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $600,000
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Rosemont Stud/Bahen Bloodstock
2
0.8
Highland Mirage
- 4g Highland Reel (IRE) x Rocka Mirage (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: S P Nichols Rdr: Lauren Burke 56.5
3
1.1
Rich Curves
- 3f Rich Enuff (AUS) x She's Curvaceous (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: David & Coral Feek Rdr: Neil Farley 57.5
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $100,000
Seller: Little Hills Pastoral Co (Dr G S & Mrs C E Tucker), Yorketown, SA
Buyer: John Foote Bloodstock (FBAA)/Feek Racing
4
3.3
Beurre Rouge
- 3f Russian Revolution (AUS) x Butters (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: M Michel 57.5
5
3.4
Piercing Threw
- 4g Pierro (AUS) x Heriz (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Rory Hunter Rdr: P Gatt 59.5
6
3.8
Raw Deel
- 3g Dundeel (NZ) x Amorphous (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: J Noonan 59.5
7
4.2
Sir Packets
- 3g Encryption (AUS) x Epsilon (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tnr: Michael Huglin Rdr: D W Stackhouse 59.5
8
10.7
Annoy'en One
- 6g Star Witness (AUS) x Oh Barbie (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Brooke Verwey-Mitchell Rdr: C Newitt 59.5
9
14.2
Midnight Loot
- 9g Bushranger (IRE) x Lisas Lago (AUS) (Lago Delight (AUS))
Tnr: Peter Ioannou Rdr: R T Tremsal 59.5
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