Metro Double for Fiorente
Widden Stud Victoria’s Melbourne Cup hero Fiorente (IRE) has proven to be a very reliable source of winners and stakes horses with his merits highlighted on Saturday with a two state metropolitan double courtesy of Don’t Doubt Dory (Moonee Valley) and Melody Man( Morphettville).
A progressive five year-old gelding trained by Julien Welsh, Don’t Doubt Dory was retained to race by his breeder Jacqui van Bree after passing in at sales as a yearling and has proven a great success for his connections.
Don’t Doubt Dory was spelled after winning at Flemington back in May and resumed from a spell at Moonee Valley on Saturday to win the 1600m open handicap by three-quarters of a length as favourite.
Don’t Doubt Dory has won six of 13 starts earning over $270,000 in prizemoney and the best is still to come!
South Australian trainer Jake Stephens might be best known for training Group I winning stayer Alcopop, but he has another promising staying prospect on the rise in Fiorente gelding Melody Man.
The five year-old made it back to back wins at Morphettville, when he bolted in over 1950m to win by more than three lengths as a raging hot favourite.
Retained to race by his breeders, Melody Man has three wins and four placings from nine starts and nearly $80,000 in prizemoney, but one senses the surface has only been scratched with this up and coming stayer.
Fiorente is amazing value this spring priced at $11,000.