South African Stakes-Winner for Northern Meteor

 In 2014

Lightly raced Northern Meteor colt Mitraad claimed his first Black Type success in South Africa on Saturday when scoring a tenacious win in the Listed Secretariat Stakes at Turffontein.

The Mike de Kock trained three year-old won on debut back in July and was second at his only run since then when resuming from a spell in November.

Burdened with top weight of 60 kg for this 1400 metre assignment he emerged triumphant scoring by a neck.

Yet another successful Inglis Easter purchase for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Australasia, Mitraad was snapped up for $210,000 from the draft of Attunga Stud.

Mitraad is a half-brother to smart Flemington stakes-winner Combat Kitty and is one of five winners from O’Reilly mare Fondle, who comes from the family of Group I winners Danaupair Starlet and Governor’s Bay.

Mitraad is the 13th stakes-winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor, whose final crop of yearlings will sell in 2015, 28 of them catalogued for the Magic Millions.