More Special was placed in her first two outings but wasn’t to be denied third time out with a dominant front-running victory over Safeguard colt Safe Hustle.
Mogumber Park stands Safeguard (Exceed And Excel) who was WA Champion 2yo Sire and First-Season Sire in 2018-19. He’s also the one to run down in this season’s WA 2yo premiership race with earnings of $243,422.
The Bullsbrook stud’s proprietors Colin Brown & Fiona Lacey also own More Special’s dam Clarecastle who won four races in Perth as well as stakes-placings in a Perth Magic Millions 2yo Classic, G3 Champion Fillies Stakes and G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic. Saturday’s victory improved the Tribu mare’s strike-rate to 8 winners from 8 live foals. Three of them are by Safeguard including Specialism who was instrumental in his first-crop titles.
“I’ve trained all of Clarecastle’s foals,” Jordan said. “She’s a superstar broodmare and is white as snow now.
“More Special walked them in front today and was too good. She’s a relaxed filly and a good doer at home. The owners are a very happy group, too. They’ve just banked $87,000 with Westspeed Platinum bonuses in a five-horse field. Where else can you get those odds?”
Jordan’s wife Laura manages the syndicate that includes Mogumber Park who have a full-brother to More Special on the ground at Bullsbrook. Jordan reported Clarecastle is back in foal to Safeguard.
Jockey Craig Staples has also been an ever-present with the breed having ridden all of Clarecastle’s winners. “More Special is much calmer than the others,” he said. “She was green on debut and ran into a classy one (Shaddow Fear) last week.
“We got some cheap sectionals today before extending. She kept finding and is starting to put it all together.”