Southford Stud’s resident sire Main Aim got off the mark in smashing style on Sunday when his daughter Golden Mystery won the Listed Breeders Fillies Mile at Borrowdale.
An uber consistent sort, the 2yo Golden Mystery (who was picking up her first career win) was given a superb ride from Andrew Fortune to land the 1600m contest by half a length.
Bred by Ormond Ferraris, Golden Mystery (who was one of two runners in the race for Main Aim) has now won or placed in five of her six outings and she should not stop here.
To date, nine of Main Aim’s first crop have either won or finished in the money.
Himself a top class sprinter-miler, Main Aim won six races, including the G3 John Of Gaunt Stakes twice and he earned more than £270 000 in prize money. The talented galloper also put up a number of cracking efforts in defeat- most notably when second, to Fleeting Spirit, in the 2009 Gr1 July Cup, where Main Aim had no fewer than eight Group 1 winners behind him.
(Among those beaten by Main Aim in the July Cup were not only SA legend J J The Jet Plane, but hot young sire Paco Boy, and African Rose –whose unbeaten daughter Fair Eva is currently among the leading fancies for the 2017 classics).
A son of champion sprinter and outstanding sire Oasis Dream (his son Querari is responsible for Sunday’s Gr1 winning 2yo Querari Falcon), Main Aim is from an outstanding family.
His dam Orford Ness won the Gr3 Prix Sandringham and is not only dam of Main Aim but also G2 Prix Dollar hero Weightless and the stakes winner Home Affairs, who was beaten under two lengths in the Gr1 Prix Jean Prat.
Main Aim, who is from the same family as sire legends Mr Prospector, Seattle Slew and Tourbillon, is well represented at the upcoming National Two Year Old Sale.