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Michaelmas glory for Mambo

30th Oct 2017

Moutonshoek’s successful resident sire Mambo In Seattle was represented by a new black type winner this weekend when his son Mr O’Neill landed the Listed Jonsson Workwear Michaelmas Handicap at Greyville on Friday night.

Same Jurisdiction

Bred by Moutonshoek, the Dean Kannemeyer trained Mr O’Neill dug down deep to score by half a length over Summer Cup entrant Chicago Beat, with third place finisher Techo Captain another 3.5 lengths away.

Favourite Kilrain, also nominated to the Summer Cup, could only finish fourth.

Mr O’Neill, who is closely inbred to Lassie Dear –as are Mambo In Seattle’s top class daughters Desert Rhythm and Same Jurisdiction, has now won six times and been placed five times from just 16 outings.
Out of the Al Mufti mare Farrah, Mr O’Neill is from Mambo In Seattle’s third crop of foals, which also include the smart filly Extradite and I Travel Light, who ran second to Guineas runner up Gold Standard in last year’s Listed Racing Association Stakes.

Mambo In Seattle also received yet another boost to his stellar pedigree when Moonlit Promise won the G3 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.

Desert Rhythm

A daughter of Malibu Moon, Moonlit Promise began to mount a four-wide rally on the turn in Saturday’s feature, and then drew clear in the stretch before holding off a wide-closing Minks Aprise in a 1 1/4-length tally. Now a winner of five of just eight outings, Moonlit Promise is out of the G3 winning Smart Strike mare Smart Surprise, and her third dam is the outstanding broodmare Weekend Surprise (dam of A P Indy and Summer Squall, and granddam of Mambo In Seattle).

Runner up in the G1 Travers Stakes and fourth in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Mambo In Seattle will be represented by two lots at the upcoming CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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