Mista Spot Entered for Derby
Promising three year-old Sebring gelding Mista Spot broke his maiden last at Geelong and followed up quickly for his first metropolitan success when scoring a fast finishing win over 1500 metres at Sandown on Wednesday for the Anthony Freedman stable.
A stronger performer this preparation following a spell of 17 weeks, Mista Spot has won at both of his two runs back and is entered for the Group I ATC Australian Derby on April 12.
He was a $200,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft and runs for a syndicate of Australian Bloodstock owners.
Mista Spot is the second winner for Group I Auckland Cup winner Upsetthym, the Champion Stayer of NZ in 2004 and a half-sister to Group II winner Capecover.
Well named, Mista Spot features a prominent white spot on his near side flank.
The mark is not dissimilar to the white spot on Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, although his is further forward in the girth/shoulder area.
Upsettyhm has a two year-old filly be Sebring to follow called Bring Me Diamonds, but she is the last foal from the mare who died last year.