Jonathan Munz has had to plenty to cheer about of late.
As vice-chairman of the Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Association and major shareholder in exciting young stallion, SHARKBITE, Jonathan is kept pretty busy, but he took time out on Tuesday to cheer home a colt he bred, Mukarrar, who was stepping out at Geelong.
Not that he had to ‘ride’ Mukarrar too hard! The Redoute’s Choice colt – a full brother to Sharkbite – absolutely trounced his rivals and is now one of David Hayes’ major guns for the 2010 VRC Derby.
Breednet’s Tara Madgwick takes up the story:
When a horse wins by 10 lengths it’s always worth a look to see what they are, especially when the sire is Redoute’s Choice.
The Horse in question is the David Hayes trained 3YO colt Mukarrar who turned the 1900 metre maiden at Geelong on Tuesday into a procession as he strolled home to win by 10 lengths from older rivals.
Having just his second race start, the colt looks to have plenty of potential as he should, being a full brother to smart stakes-winner and promising young sire Sharkbite (below).
“He’s a promising stayer and I kept him going to the line to keep his mind on the job,” said winning rider Steve Baster.
Connections will no doubt have the Group One VRC Victoria Derby in mind for the royally bred colt, who was purchased by Shadwell for $525,000 at the 2009 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Mukarrar is the fifth foal of the Quest for Fame mare Back Pass (USA), who comes from the family of the best broodmare in the world Hasili, dam of five Group One winners and leading sire Dansili.
(Hasili produced her seventh stakes winner last week when Deluxe won a Listed event at Longchamp).
Back Pass was offered at the Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale earlier this year fetching $260,000 when bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock and was not in foal.