Mungrup a perfect match for Westspeed

Perth Racing vice-chairman Harvey Crossman and his Lima Syndicate collected another Westspeed bonus when Coruscation won the Smiths Snackfood Hcp (1200m) on Saturday.

The son of Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio (Aus) has won three races at Belmont and banked $219,100 for his connections.  Those wins have come with Westspeed bonuses totalling $82,500.

“He appreciated the fast speed in front,” trainer Paul Jordan said.  “He had a lovely sit and worked into the race at just the right time down the middle of the track.”

Coruscation (3g Oratorio – Lightning Storm by Metal Storm) cost $36,000 from the Mungrup Stud draft at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions.  His dam won twice at the provincials for Mungrup’s Gray Williamson and fellow part-owner Mike Fagan.

Mungrup Stud is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the major enhancements to Westspeed commencing in 2014-15.

Oratorio is about to be crowned Champion WA 2YO Sire for the fourth time in the last six years.  And fellow Mungrup stallion Danehill Express will claim the WA 3YO premiership from Ihtiram, Blackfriars and Oratorio.

Group 1 winners Dick Turpin (Ire) and Playing God fill out the roster and they’re sure to sire precocious two and three year olds.

English National Stud shuttler Dick Turpin returns for his third southern book at Mungrup this year.  He was a juvenile Group 2 winner of the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and returned as a three year-old for a Group 1 victory in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly.

Playing God was an Ascot winner second time out as an autumn two year-old and he graduated to a Group 1 in the Kingston Town Classic the following season on the way to WA Horse of the Year honours.

Oratorio stands for a $16,500 service fee this year alongside Dick Turpin ($8,800), Playing God ($6,600) and Danehill Express ($5,500).  All fees (inc gst).

For further details, broodmare owners should contact Mungrup Stud on (08) 9853 2103.