TESTA TWO YEAR OLD BAGS THE BONUS

TestaMurcielaga3 Testa Rossa colt Murcielaga - courtesy of Inglis

3 May 2012 |

MURCIELAGA ($220,000 2011 Easter, 2c Testa Rossa - Zacushla) made light work of his debut in the Simon’s Waterfront Inglis Bonus 1200 at Warrnambool when scooting away to an impressive three length victory over Kim Command and Cool God.

The Michael Moroney trained juvenile was very strong to the line in the two-year-old event, giving jockey Nicholas Hall his fifth winner for the Warrnambool Carnival and his delighted connections an additional $50,000 bonus care of Inglis on top of the $13,650 first prizemoney.

The colt, by Testa Rossa from stakes placed Zabeel mare Zacushla, was bred and sold by Holbrook Thoroughbreds from the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Bought by Paul Moroney Bloodstock for $220,000, Murcielaga looks set for a promising career for his big group of owners which include Andrew Ramsden, part-owner of fellow Easter graduate Niwot, the winner of last weekend’s Group 1 Sydney Cup; Krauser Racing, Dr J T Kennedy, S W Kay, K Watson, Ms M A Keating, P J & Mrs J Bellas, Gurners Bloodstock Co, Wright Racing & R & C Legh Racing P/L.