Testa Rossa filly Panipique began a black-type treble for Vinery sires on Saturday when she powered home to win the Listed MSS Security Stakes at Flemington.
Later in the day, Vinery resident Mossman doubled up with Agister and Ofcourseican at Warwick Farm.
Panipique (3c Testa Rossa – Our Quivira by Spinning World) will be set for the G1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville on March 26 after her second Listed win on the weekend. She had landed the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield in August 2010.
Panipique appreciated the drop back in grade to her own age group after finishing a three length ninth in the G1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. “Her first-up run in the Oakleigh Plate was phenomenal from the outside alley,” trainer Peter Moody said. “She beat Crystal Lily second-up in last year’s Quezette and she’s in for a good preparation.”
The Testa Rossa filly races in the familiar colours of Turangga Stud owner-breeder Stuart Ramsey and is due to clash with Dubleo mare Dubleanny in the Robert Sangster Stakes.
Panipique failed to reach a $250,000 reserve at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions and was retained by Ramsey. Her dam Our Quivira was also prepared by Moody to win the G3 Dermody Stakes in Adelaide and Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington.
Mossman colt Agister scored a $41 upset in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes for leading owner-breeders Geoff and Beryl White. He clocked a quick 1.08.66s for 1200m in beating Celts (Lonhro) and Halekulani (Encosta De Lago).
Agister (3c Mossman – Satyric by Danehill) is closely related to the White’s champion mare Triscay. And the Mossman – Danehill cross has also produced the stakes performers Hoofit, Mossriver and Under the Eiffel.
Mossman is a son of Success Express and was raced by owner-breeder Peter Moran to a G1 victory in the Castlemaine Stakes at Eagle Farm. He trained on as a three year-old to claim the G2 AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley.
Consistent mare Ofcourseican increased Mossman’s stakes winner tally to 15 in the Listed Wenona Girl Hcp at Warwick Farm. “She’s a genuine stakes performer and deserved some black type,” trainer Ron Quinton explained. “I’ll sit down with the owner before deciding where she goes now.”
Ofcourseican (4m Mossman – Yes She Can Cancan by Canny Lad) is raced by owner-breeder David Bentata and is daughter of his former smart filly Yes She Can Cancan who won races for Rick Hore-Lacy and Quinton.
Her first foal La Goulue (Danehill Dancer) won four races in Melbourne and was stakes placed in Adelaide. She is also the dam of Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) who has won two juvenile races in South Africa so far this season.