More Group 1 wins for Vinery champion

Scone-based trainer Paul Messara is predicting a bright future for Mahisara.  The More Than Ready colt broke through for his first black-type in the Listed Centenary Classic win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Mahisara showed plenty of fight to win the Centenary Classic from Noisy Ocean (Shovhog) and Darley filly Abstract (Domesday).  He won at Kembla and Canterbury before heading north for placings in the G2 QTC Sires’ Produce and LR Dalrello Stakes earlier in June.

Mahisara (2c More Than Ready – Darsini by Danehill) will be set for the G1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at the Melbourne spring carnival.  “He’s still a big baby but hasn’t thrown in the towel,” Messara said.  “He’s done a fantastic job for a young colt having his first preparation.”

Representing the incredibly successful More Than Ready / Danehill cross, he is a three-quarter brother to Astrodame (Flying Spur), a G2 winner of the Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Mahisara’s dam Darsini has also thrown the winning stayers Harold’s Cross (Galileo) and Good View (Zabeel).  “I’ll give him a couple of weeks rest here in Queensland,” Messara forecast.  “I’m not sure how far he will get but we will head towards the G1 Caulfield Guineas.”

More Than Ready grabbed a G1 in New York a few hours after Mahisara and there could be another G1 for the Vinery champion in South Africa next weekend.

His filly Buster’s Ready won the G1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.  She challenged a long way out and had more than enough left to score by four lengths over 1700m.

Buster’s Ready (3f More Than Ready – Beatem Buster by Honour and Glory) won her maiden at Aqueduct in November and was game second in the G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico last month.

“She’s been steadily improving and we always felt she wanted more distance,” trainer Todd Pletcher said.  “She’s finding her rhythm now and the logical step is the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.”

Buster’s Ready is out of a half-sister to 2005 USA Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado) and the stakes winners Congressional Honor (Forestry), Quiet Giant (Giant’s Causeway) and Dance Quietly (A.P. Indy).

More Than Ready colt Gimmethegreenlight will be one of the favourites for the G1 Golden Horseshoe at Greyville next Saturday.

Gimmethegreenlight (2c More Than Ready – Yes She Can Cancan by Canny Lad) goes into the race on the back of a hat-trick in Cape Town and a last-start victory at Greyville on June 4.

Gimmethegreenlight is trained by Justin Snaith for high-profile owner Hassen Adams.  He was bred by David Bentata and Vinery sold him as a weanling for $155,000 at 2009 Magic Millions National Sale.

The More Than Ready colt is a half-brother to Mossman stakes-winner Ofcourseican (LR ATC Wenona Girl Hcp) and a Sebring colt foaled last October.