Miata’s Mighty Meadows Mark

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George Farrugia

12 Oct 2017

Written By George Farrugia

PUPS from the Kinloch Brae x Miata mating have really hit the ground running since debuting in Victoria for training duo Correy Grenfell and Samantha Ferguson.

Enjoying a sparkling start to their racing careers, the run of success went to another level at The Meadows last Wednesday week, with progeny of the former champion female completing a rare feat, claiming the trifecta in race three on the program.

Miata – often upstaged by her sister Starlight Delly in the breeding barn – landed the trifecta thanks to Loch Tight (30.55), Loch Freddie and Snap Loch, while littermate Loch Mac took out the first race in 30.69 over the 525-metre journey before backing up at Geelong on Tuesday for another smart victory.

At Geelong on Friday night, another of the litter, Loch Eddie, scored in smart fashion, running 26.23.

After lean years in 2015 and 2016 – her progeny produced one and five wins respectively – Miata has shown her class as a brood bitch, producing 28 winners from 15 runners in 2017 to date, including nine victories from the recently produced Kinloch Brae litter, under the care of Samantha Ferguson and Correy Grenfell.

Miata’s other notable offspring in 2017 has been Found A Diamond (x Turanza Bale), who has won 10 starts and placed in another five from just 15 career starts.

Not to be outdone, Miata’s sister Starlight Delly produced the fastest heat winner from last Friday’s Group 3 Mandurah Cup, with Gold Reserve (x Brett Lee) sizzling around the 490-metre trip in 27.10.

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