Magic In Melbourne For WS
5 January 2012
WS was a dominant force in Melbourne yesterday when the Matamata farm celebrated a winning treble at Geelong. Higuain and Muchos Respectos gave Pins a double while O’Reilly was on the score sheet early with his daughter Notice Received claiming the opening event.
A $145,000 Premier Sale yearling, Higuain was purchased by trainer Danny O’Brien at Karaka in 2009 and had been placed in three of his previous four appearances. He is closely-related to the stakes winner Mygoodgrace from the family of WS’s triple Gr 1 winner Daffodil. The farm will offer a half-sister to Higuain by O’Reilly (Lot 233) at Karaka this year.
Also from the O’Brien stable is Muchos Respectos who as a $45,000 buy and has now won three times. The four-year-old is out of the stakes winning College Chapel mare Lookatmelads from the family of the Gr 1 winner Fully Fledged and Showmeran.
Notice Received is trained by Andrew Noblet who bought the filly out of WS’s 2010 Sydney Easter Sale draft for $A135,000. The three-year-old, who was on debut yesterday, is out of the winning Royal Academy mare Classique Royale and is from the family of the multiple Australian stakes winner Apple Danish.