Mossman bubbling with Buffering

Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote brought a camera to Moonee Valley on Friday night with the sole purpose of taking a picture of his horse in the winner’s stall.

And when Buffering won the G2 Moir Stakes (1200m), Heathcote pushed his way to the front of the pack and started snapping.  “He’s wonderful little horse, really wonderful,” Heathcote told AAP.  “His goal had been the Schillaci Stakes but he was more forward than I thought so we came here.”

Buffering is a son of Vinery sire Mossman and he repelled the late charge of Ready To Rip to score by a neck.  He’s right on target to collect a richly-deserved Group 1 trophy of his own in Melbourne during the spring.

He ran second to Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm last spring and was placed behind her in the Lightning Stakes earlier this year before running into Hay List in the Newmarket.

Buffering (5g Mossman – Action Annie by Anabaa) was crowned Queensland’s 2011-12 Horse Of The Year and is part-owned by former Socceroos Zjelko Kalac, Craig Moore and Scott Chipperfield.  They bought him for $22,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions QTIS yearling sale and he’s now banked almost $2 million.

Mossman is a son of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Success Express and his strike rate is bubbling at 65%.  He stands for a $27,500 fee at Vinery.