Monday, February 18, 2013


With four winners and a couple of city placings on Saturday, it’s not hard to see why Monashee Mountain (below) has a loyal band of followers among the breeding fraternity.
One of the best bred stallions standing in Australia, Monashee Mountain has always maintained a steady flow of winners and Saturday’s windfall was far from an aberration.
A Group winning son of the legendary Danzig and a half brother to US Horse of the Year in Mineshaft, Monashee Mountain is out of the Group One winning Mr Prospector mare, Prospectors Delite.
Typifying the stallion’s versatility, Monashee Mountain’s ‘reps’ on Saturday included the speedy 2YO, Pandora Charm, and the evergreen Patties Mate, a 9YO sprinter who took his earnings past the $300k mark with a solid third over 1350m at Doomben.
Pandora Charm, trained by Barry Baldwin, was having only her second start when scoring comfortably over 900m … the first leg of a MM double at the Gold Coast with Kelly Schweida’s Inside Page showing plenty of dash later in the afternoon to win well over the 1100m. Inside Page is also lightly raced and was having only her second hit out after a debut second at Doomben last month.
Meanwhile, Monashee Mountain’s other winners on Saturday were the Darryl Gardiner trained Rascal and Charlie Britt’s flyer Monnamee.

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