Mister Im­pa­tience up­set in Cup vic­tory

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On - DEN­NIS RYAN

Bal­ly­more Sta­bles’ proud record with stay­ing horses was en­hanced at Tren­tham on Satur­day, when Mister Im­pa­tience scored an up­set win in the $200,000 Welling­ton Cup.

Mike Moroney and as­so­ciates’ record in ma­jor stay­ing races is headed by Brew’s Mel­bourne Cup vic­tory and now also in­cludes four edi­tions of the Welling­ton Cup. The first of those was with Yes In­deed in 1996, fol­lowed four years later by the VRC Derby win­ner Se­cond Com­ing, who later that year fin­ished third to his sta­ble­mate in the Mel­bourne Cup.

Graphic, who was the first ma­jor win­ner for Mike’s Mata­mata-based part­ner Chad Ormsby, be­came Bal­ly­more’s third Welling­ton Cup win­ner in 2014 and Mister Im­pa­tience joined the list on Satur­day with a dour stay­ing ef­fort. His cause was helped with a ground-sav­ing ride by Sam Spratt to get up in the fi­nal strides and grab one of the favourites, Pen­tathlon.

That was Mister Im­pa­tience’s fifth start from Bal­ly­more’s Mata­mata base, hav­ing been sent across from his se­nior co-trainer’s Flem­ing­ton sta­ble in Oc­to­ber. Last win­ter he won the 3200-me­tre Queens­land Cup and he was sent to New Zealand in the hope of repli­cat­ing that form in our ma­jor stay­ing races.

The first of those was the New Zealand Cup in Novem­ber, in which he fin­ished fifth, fol­lowed by the same plac­ing in the Waikato Cup and a below-par ef­fort in the City of Auck­land Cup when un­suited by the soft ground.

‘‘It’s quite ob­vi­ous that 3200 me­tres is his dis­tance, so the Auck­land Cup is a log­i­cal tar­get for him next,’’ Mike said.

Mister Im­pa­tience is one of a num­ber of Euro­pean-bred horses bought at auc­tion by Mike’s brother Paul with ma­jor south­ern stay­ing tar­gets in mind.

‘‘He cost a bit more than 100,000 guineas at a horses in train­ing sale and by the time he landed in Aus­tralia he owed us about $260,000, so it’s been a worth­while ex­er­cise,’’ Mike added.

Mata­mata horses also fig­ured in a no­table quinella re­sult on Welling­ton Cup day, with Gary Hen­nessy’s home-bred Tem­ple Tiger nar­rowly down­ing Te Akau’s Astrid.

Mister Im­pa­tience (right) takes Bal­ly­more Sta­bles’ Welling­ton Cup tally to four as he gets up on the in­side of Pen­tire geld­ing Pen­tathlon in Satur­day’s big Tren­tham race

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