Ferment scoring on 03-12-2011
Magic Millions graduates continued their domination in two-year-old races around the country today with Gold Coast sold runners winning all three metropolitan races contested.
The winning run for freshman sire Husson (Arg)continued with promising youngster Ferment scoring an impressive win in the Laura Butcher Memorial Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.
Prepared by John Thompson, Ferment found plenty under in form senior rider Jamie Mott to win by three parts of a length - despite losing ground when wobbling around the home turn.
Ferment was purchased by the Patinack Farm team for $60,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale at the Gold Coast.
The youngster was bred and sold by the Marheine family's Stratheden Stud - they also sold Ferment's dam Catalyst to Patinack Farm at the National Broodmare Sale a few days later for the same price.
Ferment is the fourth individual Australian juvenile winner for Patinack Farm's resident sire Husson. His first winner in Australia, Hussousa won the Gimcrack Stakes on debut earlier in the season.
"He is definitely up there with the best two-year-olds," Jamie Mott said after the race. "He acts up a fair bit but if they can get on top of that he should be up to the good races."
Glen Thompson, foreman for his brother John, said Ferment would "most likely" be gelded into the future.
He's got a few tricks up his sleeve and has done a good job to get here and get through the race," Thompson said.
MISSY BABA FERMENTS
Last Saturday saw an impressive debutant winner at Caulfield in the shape of Ferment, a son of the unbeaten Husson (Hussonet) and he has very interesting pedigree.
Ferment is inbred 5 x 5 to the mare Missy Baba through Hussonet�s broodmare sire Raja Baba and that horses half-brother Sauce Boat, the broodmare sire of Tabasco Cat, the broodmare sire of Ferment.
As his name suggests, Tabasco Cat is by Storm Cat and one of the best examples of inbreeding to Missy Baba is the Royal Ascot Coventry Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) winner Statue Of Liberty, a son of Storm Cat.
Tabasco Cat also features as the broodmare sire of Eldaafer (A P Indy), winner of the Brooklyn Handicap (Gr 2, 1m 4f), and the North American Listed winners Lemon Chiffon (Lemon Drop Kid) and A True Pussycat (Yes Its True). It may or may not be relevant at this early stage of his stud career but worth noting that Husson, himself inbred to Mr Prospector and Nasrullah, has already sired the Argentine stakeswinner Lady Hussy out of a mare inbred to an influential female (Trevisa).
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