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Banca Mo Wins Listed Mornington Cup
At Mornington in Victoria, Armidale Stud's Gr3-winning & Gr2-placed stallion Tough Speed (Miswaki-Nature's Magic, by Nijinsky) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Banca Mo (Tough Speed-I Gotcha Babe, by Mukddaam) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Scott Brunton in the $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO French-bred gelding Big Memory (Duke of Marmalade-Nicara, by Nebos) & 4YO gelding Don Doremo (Don Eduardo-Prangelica, by Prized). A $2,100 yearling graduate of the 2008 Magic Millions Tasmania Yearling Sale, Banca Mo took his record to 12 wins (including the Listed Warrnambool Cup) & 11 placings (including the Gr3 Launceston Cup & Gr3 Hobart Cup) from 31 starts for $764,640 earnings.