Banter blitz at Morphettville

Speed-machine All Banter completed an interstate city double for rising sire I’m All The Talk at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Perth Magic Millions graduate flew the gates and took Jake Toeroek along for the ride in the Winning Edge Presentation Hcp (1000m). She scooted away to a big lead and had enough in reserve to defeat Winning Weather (Night Of Thunder) and Daily Spirit (Zebedee).

I’m All The Talk (Stratum) has now sired four winners from his first book conceived at Mungrup Stud in 2016. His Adelaide filly follows Dad’s Bigheaded who broke through in a Belmont nursery on Wednesday.

All Banter (2f I’m All The Talk – Bantry Bay by Tale Of The Cat) had been bloused out by Winning Weather on debut at Murray Bridge last month but was never in danger second time out. “She’s got what it takes but is still learning,” Toeroek said. “She worked across to lead hard-held and wanted to go quicker!

“She’s keen to do everything at a million miles an hour. We’ve got her to settle in the mornings at trackwork now it’s a matter of doing it on raceday. With a smother she will only keep improving.”

Trainers Richard & Chantelle Jolly bought All Banter for $30,000 from Mungrup Stud at the 2019 Perth Magic Millions. “I’ve had a bit of luck at the yearling sales over there,” Richard said. “She showed ability from the start so I went back and bought her sister for $65,000 this year.

“She’s very quick and was unlucky to get run down first-up at Murray Bridge. There was a bit of rain about and she ran into a headwind that day. Her condition ran out, too but she stripped much fitter with that run under her belt.”

All Banter is the fifth city winner bred by Mungrup Stud from G3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Bantry Bay. The first four were by Oratorio and the mare’s latest foal is a filly by A Lot (USA).

I’m All The Talk’s Perth 2yo Dad’s Bigheaded is a much more relaxed conveyance and that helped him win the Gourmet Takeaway Plate (1400m) on Wednesday. He sat second last and was ready to strike when a gap appeared at the top of the straight.

Jockey Jordan Turner split runners to pinch a winning break from runner-up Sunset Cruise (Red Hot Choice) and third-placed dead-heaters Kallaroo (All American) & Isopoda (Slater).

“The plan was to get back and then put him into race before the turn,” trainer Colin Webster said.  “Jordie followed those instructions beautifully. He’s a big, leggy horse and he’s honest and consistent.

“He’s had four starts now and it’s time to give him a spell. Mentally, he’s tough and knows what it’s all about. Physically, he will keep maturing and will improve into a very nice 3yo next season.”

Dad’s Bigheaded (2g I’m All The Talk – Glamourscene by Scenic) had been due after placings behind smart winners Kissonallforcheeks and Charleton Eddie in May. He’s a homebred for Bill and Patricia Robinson and is from a sister to stakes-placed Carmenesque who foaled LR Chester Manifold Stakes winner Umaquest (Umatilla).

Glamourscene has a yearling filly by Snippetson and a weanling colt by Mungrup champion Oratorio. She was bred back to Maschino this season.

I’m All The Talk’s first crop is headed by the Steve Wolfe-trained G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Watch Me Dance. Wolfe also prepares I’m All The Talk’s 2yo gelding Bragwell who was runner-up to Reign Of Fire on debut at Belmont on Saturday.

Stephen Miller unveiled another promising I’m All The Talk 2yo gelding last Tuesday when Gas Bag won a Lark Hill trial over 1100m.

The imminent closure of Mungrup Stud means I’m All The Talk will have a new home in time for the 2020 breeding season.