Much Respect For Waikato Stud Breds

Melbourne owner Tim Wallace’s success with WS-bred horses continued at Moonee Valley last night when Muchos Respectos broke his maiden status. The chestnut son of Pins returned from a spell in a blaze of glory when he produced a stirring finish down the middle of the track to win going away.

“We wanted to see how the horse came back and he’s obviously improved,” Wallace said. Muchos Respectos had finished runner-up twice in his first three starts during his initial campaign before he was set aside in the spring to mature and strengthen.

Wallace is a member of the syndicate that races the colt out of Danny O’Brien’s yard and is also involved in the ownership of his well-performed stablemate Vigor. The Gr 2 Makybe Stakes winner is a six-year-old by O’Reilly who is in the early stages of a new campaign and is a brother to the Gr 2 Avondale Guineas winner Joey Massino and a half-brother to the multiple stakes winner Vincent Mangano.

Muchos Respectos was purchased by O’Brien for $45,000 out of WS’s 2009 Premier Sale draft and is from the same family as recent winner and Gr 1 performer Dasoudi. The three-year-old is out of the winning College Chapel mare Lookatmelads and WS recently sold her O’Reilly filly for $70,000 at Karaka.

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