EXCEPTIONALLY-BRED youngster Aldebaran Misty has become the latest in her family’s long list of Group One winners.
Proving too good at Tabcorp Park Melton last night, Aldebaran Misty captured the Home Grown Classic for multiple premiership winning horseman Geoff Webster.
As such the trotter joins her grandmother Sumthingaboutmaori as a ‘black type’.
Among the best of her crop, Sumthingaboutmaori sealed her greatness by claiming the 2004 Inter Dominion Final at Moonee Valley.
Just seven weeks ago Sumthingaboutmaori’s son Central Otago secured the Home Grown Classic for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
Just to scratch the surface, Aldebaran Misty’s clan includes Group One winners Noopy Kiosk, Moonshine Linda, Maoris Crown, Broke As Usual, Maori Time, Skye Rocket, Blitzthemcalder, Pink Galahs, Maoris Dream, Aftanoondelite, Kyvalley Clichy, Powderkeg, Danny Bouchea, Maori Princess, Our First Jewel, and not to forget Maori’s Idol!
Thrilled with Aldebaran Misty’s progress Webster is positive the daughter of Skyvalley and unraced matron Mason Magic “can continue to develop into a pretty special filly”.
“I couldn’t be happier with what she has done so far,” Webster said. “She has won two of her three starts, including a Group One, and had her manners not let her down on debut she probably should be unbeaten.
“There is a lot to like about her and plenty of upside which suggests she can continue to develop into a pretty special filly.
“She’s a big gangly thing, so I will more than likely give her two or three months off now and then get her ready for the Breeders’ Crown and Vicbred later in the season.”
With Webster in the cart, Aldebaran Misty led throughout from barrier two to rate 2:00.7 over 1720 metres as Thunder Wing and Stingofawasp filled the placings.
“She can be a handful at home, but when they go like her it’s easier for them get away with it,” Webster said.
“Once she’s in the cart she settles down and her manners are usually pretty fool proof.
“After copping a bit of pressure early I thought we might be in a bit of pain, but she battled on nicely like good horses do.”