Big year for Elusive Quality

Elusive Quality is the champion-elect of the 2010-11 Australian 2YO sires’ premiership and he can also claim the Singapore equivalent this year.

The former Darley shuttler is a runaway leader of the domestic title with earnings of $2.90 million.  Unbeaten colt Sepoy has played a lone hand for him winning the G1 Blue Diamond and G1 Golden Slipper.

Elusive Quality will charge up the Singapore ladder if his brilliant youngster Mr Big wins the G2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe at Kranji next weekend.

Mr Big (2g Elusive Quality – Basamaat by Danehill) scored a stunning debut win at Kranji on Friday night and trainer Michael Freedman will back him up for the $325,000 feature.  “He was a late arrival and couldn’t run in the early races,” Freedman said.  “I don’t like pushing young horses but Danny (Beasley) told me he was a very nice two-year-old with ability.”

Mr Big streaked clear to clock 58.40s for 1000 metres first-up.  He was eased down to win by next to nine lengths from older three year-olds Predictable (Exceed And Excel) and Bajardo (Stratum).

Mr Big was a $21,000 buy from the draft of Yarraman Park at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  His dam Basamaat is an Irish bred daughter of G3 Royal Ascot Queen Mary Stakes winner Shining Hour (Red Ransom).

Basamaat has a yearling colt by Shamardal and weanling colt by Henny Hughes.  She was covered by Mossman last year.