Mighty home track effort


The Mighty Spar furthered his record on Wednesday afternoon with a stout staying performance to claim top honours in the South Waikato Cup at Matamata.

The well-related son of Savabeel was tardily away in the 2000 metre contest and the Mark Walker- trained representative lobbed along at the back of the small field under Hakim Kamaruddin.

The apprentice got busy on The Mighty Spar near the home turn and the gelding responded to challenge 200 metres from home and stayed on too well for his rivals.

Bred by Waikato Stud, he is a brother to the Listed Canberra Guineas winner Avebury and the G1 Queensland Derby runner-up Paternal.

Their dam is the O’Reilly mare O’Dianne, who was a talented performer and won as a two-year-old and finished fourth in an edition of the Restricted Listed Karaka Million.

From the family of the multiple Group 1 winner and successful sire Starcraft, O’Dianne’s Super Seth colt was purchased by champion trainer Chris Waller and agent Guy Mulcaster at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for A$450,000.

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