Nicely bred Flamin’ Mogul to resume at Geelong
The well bred Written Tycoon gelding Flamin’ Mogul will resume racing at Geelong on Friday.
The David Hayes trained 2yo gelding has only had the one career start where he failed to flatter in the $100,000.00 Magic Millions Classic at Morphettville finishing 7th of 8 runners.
Flamin’ Mogul is the last surviving foal of former smart racemare and Group 1 producer Temple Fire.
Temple Fire was well above average winning twice and placing twice at listed level as a 3yo.
At stud Temple Fire kicked off her career in the best possible fashion producing the top class sprinter Stella Cadente who herself prevailed at Group 1 level in the MVRC Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Stella Cadente went on to be a successful broodmare producing the stakes winner Brilliant Bisc as well as the stakes placed duo of Starfish and Moon Fever (dam of G1 placed stakes winner Aeronautical).
In total Temple Fire produced 11 foals of which 8 raced and 6 were individual winners.
On Hallowed Ground, a daughter of Temple Fire has produced a stakes winner in listed Kilmore Cup winner At the Oasis whilst another daughter Caesars is the dam of listed place getter Pompeius.
Temple Fire herself is a daughter of Eau D’Etoile one of the most influential broodmares we have seen in the last 30 years.
A group winner herself and group 1 placed, Eau D’Etoile was a daughter of the mighty Sir Tristram and is best known as the dam of former Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay.
Bint Marscay was the champion 2yo of Australia before bleeding and being sent to the USA. At stud Bint Marscay has left Group 1 winner Bollinger who is in turn the dam of Group 2 winner Friesan Fire.
Bint Marscay is also the dam of stakes winner Sheraton as well as Mannington, a Group 3 winner and dam of G1 Victoria Derby winner Benicio as well as Group 2 winner Romneya.
Eau D’Etoile also produced the Group 1 winning stallion Kenny’s Best Pal (by Bletchingly) who’s chief win came in the Australian Guineas at Flemington.
Perhaps Eau D'Etoile's best performer was the outstanding racehorse Filante who had a glittering career highlighted by G1 victories in the Epsom Handicap and Caulfield Stakes. Filante went on to a rather uninspiring career as a stallion but did produce the Group 1 winner Macedon Lady.
Apart from these three individual Group 1 winners Eau D’Etoile also produced the smart stakes winning sprinter Eau D’scay who was a listed winner and Group 3 placed.
Temple Fire was an elderly mare when she finally found her way to Written Tycoon.
Flamin’ Mogul was the 10th live foal produced by Temple Fire and was foaled when the mare was 23 years old.
Flamin’ Mogul has drawn barrier 5 of 12 for Friday’s race and will be ridden by experienced kiwi hoop Michael Walker.