Flinders Park manager Michael Cumming has another top-class draft of 8 yearlings coming up from the Mornington peninsula to the Inglis Melbourne Premier this weekend.
First to parade on Sunday is the Zoustar – Humma Mumma filly (Lot 87) who received another timely update at Bendigo on February 13 when her older half-sister Tycoon Humma (Capitalist) won on debut in the Academy Uniforms 2YO Plate (1000m).
The John McArdle-trained filly was a $240,000 buy from Flinders Park at the 2020 Melbourne Premier and that looked like money well-spent after she overcame interference and cruised clear for a two-length victory.
There could be an even better update this Saturday when Tycoon Humma comes to town for the LR Very Special Kids Plate (1000m) at Flemington. “When Johnny came down to look at the Zoustar filly, he told me they have a bit of time for Tycoon Humma,” Cumming said before loading the float to Oaklands on Tuesday morning. “A black-type win or even a place would be perfect a day before the Sale.”
McArdle’s Redgum Racing team also prepared their older half-sister Humma Humma (Denman) to wins in the G3 Proud Miss Stakes, LR Alinghi Stakes and LR Redelva Stakes.
“The Zoustar is an athletic filly and there’s been plenty of interest during inspections at the farm,” Cumming added. “I’m sure she will be well-received on the sale-grounds and hopefully she’s as popular as Tycoon Humma in the sale-ring.”
Flinders Park (pictured) has also catalogued a first-crop filly by Godolphin’s Group 1 winning sprinter Impending on Sunday. Catalogued as Lot 168, she is out of Moonee Valley winner Marli Magic (Host) from the family of Champion Singapore 3YO Recast (Thunder Gulch).
Marli Magic’s current 2yo is a colt by Maurice (Jpn) with Cranbourne trainer Julius Sandhu.
On Monday, Flinders Park presents the Deep Field – Seeking Status filly (Lot 316) and she’s a forward type according to Cumming. Seeking Status a half-sister to the dam of Run Fox Run (Foxwedge) who won the G1 Cape Flying Championship last month.
Tuesday’s draft includes another Premier-quality yearling in the shape of the Cable Bay – Cianara colt (Lot 555). His dam was a Stakes winner at Flemington and her Palentino filly was purchased by Ciaran Maher at last year’s Melbourne Premier. She has been named Talantino.
Flinders Park has four lots entered for the Showcase Session including the Thronium – Probationary colt (Lot 681). He’s a half-brother to promising Sydney sprinter Patrolling who won his first two starts during a short spring prep for trainer Joe Pride.
Patrolling (Epaulette) has been nominated to resume his second campaign this Friday night at Canterbury.