A promising winner at Pakenham on Wednesday was Starspangledbanner colt Mr Individual, a $240,000 Magic Millions purchase from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
Astute trainer Clarry Conners had a lot of fun with stakes-winning mare Dorf Command and trained her first winner at Kembla on Tuesday with a stylish victory for Dorf Star, a $60,000 Inglis Premier purchase for his trainer from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
The foundation sire for leading Victorian nursery Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, blue-blooded Fastnet Rock stallion Stryker posted his first stakes-winner last season with talented filly Strykum and she returned from a winter spell to score easily at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Brilliantly fast and precocious, high class Testa Rossa colt Unencumbered was a natural racehorse from day one and with a Magic Millions 2YO Classic win on the resume and a burgeoning stud career at Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, his first foals are doing the talking.
Promising Stryker filly She is Stryking kicked off her spring campaign with an easy win at Taupo in New Zealand on Wednesday.
Champion trainer Mike de Kock and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum combined to win at Greyville in South Africa on Sunday with well-bred three year-old Encosta de Lago filly Lady Lago, who scored over a mile by a neck at her third start.
All eyes were on the fourth race at Pakenham on Tuesday for the debut of So You Think’s two year-old half-brother Palaios and while he toiled greenly into fourth it was left to the Beneteau gelding Geoff to claim a stylish debut victory.
With no further runners this week, the racing season is over for Three Bridges Thoroughbreds foundation sire Stryker, whose first crop results have been more than pleasing with a brilliant stakes-winner, two stakes performers and three metropolitan winners making for a memorable 12 months.
A competitive fillies event at Caulfield on Saturday was won in good style by talented Choisir filly Japhils, a $105,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
The open three year-old sprint at Flemington on Saturday over 1100 metres was won by lightly raced Sebring colt Supido, a $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.