Fastest at Rosehill
The fastest 900 metre trial winner at Rosehill on Monday morning was Dreamscape colt Bugatty, who looks ready to find his best form when he heads back to the races.
Prepared by Team Hawkes and ridden by James McDonald, Bugatty was too slick for Group II winner Brazen Beau and stakes-winner Law when skipping away to win his heat in a brisk 53.64 seconds by three and a half lengths.
A winner at Flemington and then second to Nayeli in the Group III VRC Chairmans Stakes, Bugatty was outclassed when eighth to Snitzerland in the Group I VRC Lightning Stakes and then sent to the paddock.
Unsuited on a very heavy track when resuming from a spell in June, Bugatty has put that run behind him and looks ready to show his best, albeit still carrying condition and likely to improve with racing.
Bugatty is a horse that has enjoyed quite a reputation since he recorded the fastest ever breeze up at the Gold Coast prior to being sold at the 2013 Magic Millions Horses in Training Sale.
His 200 metre gallop in 9.85 seconds caught the eye of all the good judges and he topped the sale for Glenlogan Park when bought by Hawkes Racing for $310,000 on behalf of a partnership of mostly Queensland based owners.
Bugatty is the second winner for Rory’s Jester mare Jesta Sweetie, a grand-daughter of stakes-winner Sober Dancer from the family of stakes-winner Blizzardly, the dam of last season’s brilliant Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Unencumbered.
Bugatty is one of two winners from just nine runners for Group II winning Choisir sprinter Dreamscape, who stands at Widden Stud at a fee of $6,600.
The young sire looks to have another promising type on the horizon in the Gai Waterhouse trained three year-old gelding Himpapawid, who trialled in impressive fashion at Randwick last Friday.
The Gooree Stud homebred was a winner at the early September two year-old trials last year, but is yet to line up on race day, a situation that should be rectified in the near future.