Mossman exceptional value at Vinery

Vinery sire Mossman continued his ground-breaking season when Prince Braeman stormed home to win the Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1110m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Prince Braeman (5g Mossman-Heatherbrae by Nine Carat) has won 9 times in 27 starts for earnings of $380,000.  He is trained by Newcastle conditioner Paul Perry and cost just $42,500 at the 2006 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

Perry was confident of a forward showing knowing he had a fit and talented racehorse to take on the Queenslanders.  “I thought he was the right horse for the conditions,” Perry said after the race.  “He’s a very honest horse and there should be a nice race for him at Eagle Farm.”

Mossman is a son of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Success Express and stands for a $13,200 fee at Vinery.  He was raced by Peter Moran and was a G1 winner of the Castlemaine Stakes at Eagle Farm before resuming as a three year-old to claim LR The Debonaire at Flemington and the G2 AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley.

Mossman is repaying the support of breeders since his arrival at Vinery several years ago.  That faith has been rewarded with some exceptional results in the last 12 months.  

Apart from Prince Braeman, there have been stakes winners the calibre of Neeson (LR STC Darby Munro Stakes & Listed Hawkesbury Guineas) and Love Conquers All (Listed Brian Crowley Stakes).  The latter is heading for more black-type success after a sensation five length victory first-up up at Randwick on Saturday.

Mossman’s current crop of juveniles includes Stirling Grove (G3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and Buffering who won four straight before finishing third in the G2 Champagne Stakes at Doomben on May 22.

Another Newcastle based Mossman winner is Parrawi who took her record to 3 wins from 5 starts at Randwick on May 15.  She is prepared by Kris Lees and is one of 9 juvenile winners by the Vinery resident this season.

Mossman has built up a brilliant 62% winners-to-runners strike rate that includes the G2 winning fillies Our Sweet Moss (AJC Silver Shadow Stakes), Pure Energy (STC Reisling Stakes) and Segments (MRC Schillaci Stakes).  He looks exceptional value at a $13,200 fee this year.