Taunton Vale quinella at Ascot

Faulty led home a quinella for Taunton Vale graduates in the Lucky Rooster Maiden (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Taunton Vale studmaster Kent Johnston sold Faulty (Demerit) for $11,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions while runner-up And So Am I (Bearcat) made $8,000 from his draft at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions.

Both horses were purchased by Noel Carter’s Commercial Bloodstock Services (FBAA) for trainer Steve Wolfe who has been in winning in Perth and the Great Southern this month.

Faulty firmed in betting from $7 to $4.80 before bursting through the field to score by over a length.  “I told Shaun (McGruddy) he didn’t have to lead to win and we couldn’t have asked for a better ride,” Wolfe said.  “He’s got a got a good turn of foot and I think he’s a nice horse in the making.

“All credit to the club for programming these (maiden) races on Saturday.  We won $24,000 with the Westspeed bonus and the second horse picked up $6,000.  That helps with the yearling sale coming up.”

Taunton Vale has another 10 Demerits catalogued for the Perth Magic Millions starting on Monday week, February 20.  Among them is the sister to Faulty (Lot 148) and the brother to Crystal Slipper Stakes winner Spangled Impact (Lot 81).

Faulty is part-owned by Steve and Darryl Litton of Hamlin Bay Thoroughbreds and his dam Alchemic (Tribu) has a filly foal by Alfred Nobel and was bred back to Mungrup Stud newcomer I’m All The Talk.