Sword makes the cut
GNARWARRE breeder Anthony Mithen admits Sacred Sword was a “bit of an impulse buy”.
As the hammer went down on the $550,000 colt, Mithen made a split-second decision to ask the winning bidder Julian Blaxland if there were shares available.
“I was doing the sums in my head thinking it would be nice going into a colt that had stallion potential,” Mithen said.
“The horse had caught my eye and been the talk of the ground. He was bought by Julian Blaxland for $550,000 and I ummed and aahed for 10 seconds and I could see him in the distance signing up the horse.
“He said there was half available, but if we took a quarter of him he could wear our colours and be a lovely prospect. The rush of blood led me to say yes.”
Today Mithen and the rest of Sacred Sword’s group of highly credentialed owners will get a better R4 - 7. Kidmenever R10 - 6,9,11/2,6,9, 10,11/2,6,9, 10,11 indication as to whether their outlay was worth it.
The talented two-year-old, a half brother to First Seal and out of a Group 1 winner, will contest the $120,000 Listed Debutant Stakes at Caulfield carrying Mithen’s Rosemont Stud colours.
“He has done nothing to suggest he needs the paddock,” Mithen said.
“He is enjoying his work, he’s won a couple of jumpouts at Flemington. R10 - 9. Shiedel R8- 6,7,8,11,16 (boxed )
“We thought we’d give him a fly. The Debutant Stakes, the winner generally goes on to be a pretty good horse.”
Stablemate True Excelsior will also line up in the $150,000 Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes.
The Leon and Troy Corstenstrained filly was an eye-catcher when third at Moonee Valley last start and connections are chasing a black type win to add to her stunning pedigree.
Rosemont Stud’s True Excelsior will race at Caulfield today.