Tosca a HIT in Malaysia

Blue Tosca continued his outstanding form in Malaysian features when he cruised to victory in the G1 Sultan Gold Vase (1100m) at Ipoh on the weekend.

Prepared at the track by Steve Cook, Blue Tosca was sent out one of the fancied runners after his last start dead heat success in the G1 Penang Sprint Trophy.

With Martin Wepner in the saddle, Blue Tosca got home to beat Bintang Terang by a half length, while Fighter Jet was another neck back in third place.

A gelded son of Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad, Blue Tosca now boasts the impressive race record of 8 wins from just 23 starts.

He has turned out an astute purchase for Cook who went to $20,000 to secure him from the draft of Strong and Hayden at the 2007 Magic Millions National HIT Sale at the Gold Coast.

“He’s turned out a great value buy,” Cook said of Blue Tosca.  “I’m as proud as punch of him – his second Group 1 win in just two weeks – lovely days,” he added.

Blue Tosca is by the same sire as Group 1 winners He’s No Pie Eater, Calveen, Accomplice, Dodge, Republic Lass, Cannsea, Preserve, Ancient Song and Small Minds.  His dam, the Desert King mare Desert Bride, was a Sydney winner over 1550 metres.

Blue Tosca was one of six Magic Millions winners on the feature Perak Turf Club card.

The others were Blue Storm (Stormy’s Son), Earl Grey (Verglas), Ace Wonder (Partners Choice), Mr Merciful (Show a Heart) and Natural Tycoon (Iglesia).

The Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale is now open for entries.

The sale will be held at the Gold Coast on October 19 and 20. Breeze ups will be held at the Gold Coast on September 19 and October 17 and Seymour on September 21.