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More Black-Type Beckons For Australian-Bred Colt

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Mike de Kock says that talented Australian-bred colt Mitraad is likely to take on stakes company again in the near future following his win at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday. The son of Northern Meteor, who is already a black-type winner having landed the Listed Secretariat Stakes (1400m) at Turffontein back in December, took his record to 3 wins from 4 starts when scoring a comfortable victory over 1400m at the Johannesburg track on the weekend. "Mitraad is lightly-raced and he has heart, he likes to fight which is a good trait," De Kock said on his website. "I'm not sure if he'll stay further than a mile, we'll see how he progresses this season. If he picks up another race soon we may consider a feature race for him." From the O'Reilly mare Fondle, Mitraad is a half-brother to Melbourne stakes winner Combat Kitty (General Nediym) and hails from the family of Gr1 winners Danaupair Starlet and Governor's Bay. Mitraad was a $210,000 purchase by Shadwell Australia at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Attunga Stud.

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