Three-year-old Wrote gelding Morpheus Bragi looked very impressive when winning the 9Mile Fresh Maiden Plate (1200m) on the Pakenham turf on Friday.
Despite being slow away and being wide throughout Morpheus Bragi was able to win by one-and-a-half lengths on the line, under apprentice jockey Matt Cartwright, who has a big impression of the gelding.
“He’s been slow away in his trials and he was a bit worse today, he just got squeezed up a bit and he resented it,” Cartwright said.
“I knew he was the best horse in the race and he is a really nice horse he just needs to work out how to put them away and everything and he’ll be much better in a high pressure race.
“I don’t think he handled the wet I think you’d see much more from him back on top of the ground but he’s a nice horse and I have a lot of faith in him and hopefully when he gets into better races you’ll see the best.”
It was Morpheus Bragi’s second race following a debut third placing last month.
Bred by Gillovic Bloodstock Ltd, Mopheus Bragi is by Highview’s resident sire Wrote, a Group One juvenile winning son of High Chapparal, out of the multiple race winning Stravinsky mare Dreamcatcher.
She was purchased by Equine Physicotherapy Management/Beasly Racing for $80,000 out of last year’s NZB Ready To Run Sale.
He’s trained by Carlo Vidotto & Clay Beasy in Mornington and is raced by Mr J J Cross, Mr M Graham, Mr D J Hicks, Mr G R E Carlile, Mr J Pace, Mr T Nguyen, Mr A Senechaud, E Ryan, Langwarrin Millionaires, Mr E W Lam, Mr D Campbell, Mr D J Barclay, Miss A Dahlsen, Mr V Rando, Mr D Caulfield, Lez Race, Scoffycakes and Dr A Sammassimo.
There are two Wrotes on offer in this year’s edition of the sale, Lot 268 a brown filly out of Pentire mare Showus from the draft of Riverrock Farm and Lot 312 a colt out of the Bullbars mare Uncut Gem from the draft of Highview.