Rags to riches sire Mosayter had his credentials boosted at the weekend by winners of rich G1 races a hemisphere apart.
They were Mr Moet, the winner of Perth’s Railway Stakes, and Gentildonna, the champion filly who made history by becoming the first of her sex to win the $5million Japan Cup in Tokyo.
Mr Moet was one of three acceptors in the Railway sired by Mosayter, a powerfully bred son of Storm Cat and Mr. Prospector’s Cheshire Oaks second Bashayer, in WA before he was transferred to stand at Argyle Thoroughbreds in NSW in 2011.
Mr Moet, with 11 wins from 24 starts, is one of four winners from Marlock Miss, a non winner but Perth placed daughter of Kaoru Star’s AJC Breeders’ Plate winner Karioi Star.
She is the only foal from Water Ballet, a mare by Genuine Dancer. None of Mr Moet’s first four dams won a race.
The connection between Mosayter and Japan Cup winner Gentildonna is through his relationship with her champion sire Deep Impact.
Deep Impact is by Sunday Silence from Wind In Her Hair, a German G1 winner and English Oaks second by Alzao out of Burghclere, a three-quarter sister by Busted to Height Of Fashion, the grandam of Mosayter.
Height Of Fashion and Burgclere are both from Highclere, winner of the English 1000 Guineas and French Oaks for her breeder and owner Queen Elizabeth.
Twice Japan Horse of the Year and inducted into their Hall of Fame, Deep Impact ranks as one of Sunday Silence’s greatest racehorses and sires.
He won 12 races in Japan from 2000m to 3200m including their Triple Crown and the Japan Cup.
Retired to stud in 2007, he had nine runners on this year’s Japan Cup program for four winners headed by Gentildonna and three third placegetters.
Winner of the Japanese Triple Crown for fillies, Gentildonna is from Donna Blini, a G1 and 2 juvenile winner in England by Bertolini , a three-quarter
Winner of the Japanese Triple Crown for fillies, Gentildonna is from Donna Blini, a G1 and 2 juvenile winner in England by Bertolini , a three-quarter brother by Danzig to worldwide influence Green Desert.
Gentildonna’s third dam June Darling was a half-sister to Swift Osprey, an Ireland 2YO winner sent to South Australia by Robert Sangster.
One of her foals, the Francis Bacon SAJC Breeders’ Stakes winner Exploding Wonder, produced three winners including the Century mare Central Express.
Central Express won four races including the Silver Jubilee at Moonee Valley and was the dam of Amtrak, a dual G3 winner, and stakes winner Furio.
Better Watch Out, a sister to Central Express, won in Melbourne and produced seven foals in Australia.
She was sold at 16 in 2007 at the Gold Coast National Broodmare sale to Iran for $3500.
(Thursday, 29th November 2012 – From www.racingandsports.com.au)