Two who have shown that this blueblooded son of speed prepotent Storm Cat and Bashayer, a mare by Mr. Prospector and from Height of Fashion, a high class racehorse and distinguished broodmare bred by The Queen, is capable of supplying performers who can do well in both the west and east, are current 6-year-olds Mr Moet (dam by Kaoru Star sire Karioi Star) and Solsay (dam by Fimiston, a grandson of Oncidium). A winner of 12 races and earner of $1,618,430), Mr Moet has included in his performances wins in the WATC Railway Stakes-Gr.1, C.B. Cox Stakes-Gr.2, Strickland Stakes-Gr.3, seconds in the WATC Kingston Town Classic-Gr.1, Perth Cup-Gr.2, MRC Peter Young Stakes-Gr.2, third MRC CF Orr Stakes-Gr.1, fourth VRC LKS Mackinnon Stakes-Gr.1, MVRC JRA Cup-Gr.3, fifth WATC Kingston Town Classic-Gr.1, sixth MRC Caulfield Cup-Gr.1 and VRC Australia Cup-Gr.1.
Solsay, a likely good performer again next spring, has won eight races at 1200m, including five in Perth and two at Moonee Valley. In addition he has been runner up in five, including appearances at Caulfield (a head) and in a Sale Quality. He finished a long neck third twice at Moonee Valley, one of them Listed, fourth at Flemington in the Standish Handicap-Gr.3 and in a Listed race at Caulfield (long neck).
Other black type earners are Shajezar (dam by Jevington), three wins, five other placings from 11 starts, Perth winner 1600m, second WATC J.C. Roberts Stake-LR, third WATC TJ Smith Trophy-LR; Travinator (Tribu),13 starts, eight wins 1000-1100m, seven Perth, one by 6.75 lengths, others by 3.0 lengths and 2.5 lengths, second Northam Stakes-LR; and Shoot For Glory (Royal Academy), three WA provincial wins 1500-2100m, ten seconds, two in Perth this year.
A new black type prospect by Mosayter is Orikhan (dam by Palace Reign), a 4-year-old gelding whose nine starts includes three wins,1600m – 2100m, a second and two thirds, all efforts since mid April. He won by 2.75m at Perth’s Belmont Park on June 4 and by 0.75 lengths on the same track on July 2.
Also represented by a number of other Perth winners, Mosayter should have more from his use in NSW following increased respect following the performances in Melbourne of Mr Moet and Solsay. He did not get much support in his first year at Argyle, but had 36 mares in 2011 (90.9% fertility), 39 in 2012 (96.8%) and 41 last year.
There are only about a dozen potential runners in his first Argyle crop, current 2-year-olds, and so far none have raced. However, besides the dashing Toowoomba trial winner Lord Wivenhoe, Tony McEvoy is impressed with a half-brother to the good sprinter 1600m performer Havana Rey in his stables and Kurt Goldman, Goulburn has three Mosayter 2-year-olds. They are only two weeks of turning three.
Go Tango, a daughter of the Mr. Prospector sire Rhythm, has produced three fillies by Mosayter for Mrs Ellis, including a current 2-year-old and one who will be two on August 1. In the Argyle paddocks, they could be worth enquiring about for racing.
A horsewoman of long experience, Mrs Ellis also conducts Argyle as an agistment farm. The rolling well sheltered downs appeal as great country on which to grow horses and for performers to recuperate.
She currently stands two proven sires of performers up to Group1 level, Mosayter (fee $6,600) and Marechal ($2,200), a lightly raced speedy Listed winner, Group 3 second and Group 2 fourth by the Danehill sire Danzero and from Gourette (Fr), a daughter of the Brigadier sire R. B. Chesne and from Igraine, by Round Table.
Inbred 4×4 to Star Kingdom, Marechal has had 73 winners (50% of his runners) and 24 others placed. The best of them are Grand Duels (dam by Blushing Groom sire Ifrad), ten wins, two Listed, Group 3 second, third two Group1 sprints Flemington, the Newmarket and Lightning; Girls Go Racing (Charwood Forest), nine wins, successful Randwick,Warwick Farm, Canterbury, twice in Canberra Camarena; Pagan County (County), six wins, three Brisbane; and other metropolitan winners Klish Klash (Sydney), Gandalf the White (Sydney), Eripsni (Brisbane), Greedy (Brisbane), Princess Ally Mae (Adelaide) and Geronimo (Singapore).
Louise Ellis welcomes inquiries for use of the Argyle sires and agistment services on mobile 0427 899 827, phone/fax (02) 6366 4234, email firstname.lastname@example.org and web www.argylethoroughbreds.com.au. In addition use of Marechal can be accessed through Rick Worthington 0437 005 880.