Mick Huxtable appears to have jagged himself a very, very good galloper in the shape of Delago Brom 2YO, Condelago.
Having only his second start at Morphettville yesterday (8 May), Condelago fought on gamely to capture the Peggy McKinnon’s 90th Handicap over 1250m.
At his first outing on 17 April, Condelago jumped awkwardly and raced very greenly throughout finishing midfield.
But Mick obviously feels the youngster has ability and was confident the gelding would show his true colours soon enough.
Bred in South Australia by the Mittigas and Blythmans, Condelago was sold through Eliza Park’s Melbourne Premier draft for $50,000. Based on his run yesterday, it’s money well spent.
Out of the Kenny’s Best Pal mare, Concluding, Condelago is a half brother to 4-time stakes winner Moment In Time and Clangalang’s city winner Quid Pro Quo and is closely related to Sandown Cup-G2 winner Conbituate Lady.
You wouldn’t have to be Einstein to work out how Condelago got his name, being by Delago Brom out of Concluding.
But just for a bit of Sunday trivia, a Condylago is a species of orchid, unique to Colombia and found in altitudes ranging from 1400m to 1600m.
Who knows, our Condelago might just get a mile!