Mossriver wings it for Mossman

Mossman has another black-type prospect waiting in the wings in Brisbane.  The Vinery resident is the sire of Robbie Heathcote’s Group winner Buffering and fellow Eagle Farm trainer David Murphy reckons his filly Mossriver is also capable of winning feature races this season.

Murphy has always had a high opinion of Mossriver and she reinforced that rating with a convincing victory in the Samios Plumbing Supplies Maiden (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.  She won by more than three lengths in class-record time.

Mossriver (3f Mossman – Flying Alice by Danehill) will be set for the Listed Mode Plate at Eagle Farm in December and Murphy is already looking ahead to the G1 Queensland Oaks at the 2011 winter carnival.

Winning jockey Michael Cahill was also highly impressed with the victory.  “That was one of the easiest wins from a maiden I’ve seen for a while,” Cahill said.  “It was amazing and she will definitely get a mile and maybe further next campaign.”

Mossman has sired the stakes winners Buffering (G2 AJC Roman Consul Stakes), Love Conquers All (G3 STC Jim Beam Stakes) and Neeson (G3 Tatt’s Tramway Hcp) this season.  That’s only inferior to Commands (6), Lonhro (5), More Than Ready (4), Redoute’s Choice (4) and Reset (4).

Mossriver’s dam Flying Alice got as far as a Goulburn maiden win in 12 starts for Guy Walter.  Her Eagle Farm winner was a $12,000 buy from the Stratheden Stud consignment at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer yearling sale.

Stratheden also sold Flying Alice to Perth based Impressive Racing later that year for $15,000.  She subsequently foaled a colt by Patinack sire Husson.