Paris winner for Murphy’s Blu Boy

Incoming Bullarook Park stallion Murphy’s Blu Boy sired another timely winner when Paris Blu won in class record time at Ipswich on Friday.

Paris Blu (2f Murphy’s Blu Boy – Fly To Paris by Air De France) scored a barrier-to-box victory under Chris Munce in the Leukaemia Foundation Maiden.  She clocked 64.50s for 1100m and put six lengths between the placegetters Shamillion (Shamardal) and Appeaser (General Nediym).

Earlier this year, Paris Blu had been runner-up to Power Of Ed in the $100,000 Magic Millions 2YO Plate on the Gold Coast.  The Barry Baldwin trained filly was coming off an unplaced effort in the Listed Ken Russell Memorial on May 8 after being given a hip-and-shoulder turning a for home.

Her dam Fly To Paris is a three-quarter sister to G2 GCTC AD Hollindale Cup winner Super Slew (Air de France).  She foaled Randwick winner Trinity Song (Song of Tara) first-up and, after the Ipswich winner, foaled colts by Murphy’s Blu Boy in 2008 and 2009.  She was covered by Kooringal Stud sire Alert last year.  

Paris Blu was bred by Brian Roddy who bought a half-share in Murphy’s Blu Boy for $800,000 before the boom youngster arrived in Melbourne to blitz the 2003 Blue Diamond Preview field by seven years.  The colt retired to stud the following year with 5 wins from 11 starts up to 1000m.

Roddy is also a member of the partnership that races recent Flemington winner Miss Chatter.  She saluted at headquarters a week after studmaster Malcolm Boyd announced Murphy’s Blu Boy would be joining the roster at Bullarook Park in Avenel.

Miss Chatter (3f Murphy’s Blu Boy – Regal Chatelaine by King of Kings) is trained by Greg Eurell for a partnership that bought the filly for $31,000 at the Magic Millions Summer yearling sale on the Gold Coast in 2008.

Murphy’s Blu Boy joins the Bullarook Park roster after five seasons at Baerami Thoroughbreds.  Metal Bender’s sire Danasinga has also left Baerami and been relocated to Touchstone Farm in WA.

Malcolm Boyd can be contacted on 0407 342 291 for further information on Murphy’s Blu Boy.