The $10,000 purchase Psychic Mick (Shinzig – Super Fund, by Bianconi) became the first Stakes winner for Eliza Park stallion Shinzig (Danehill – Shindig, by Straight Strike) with his comfortable success in Saturday’s Listed Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
The Adelaide-trained three-year-old earned the name Psychic Mick after his part-owner Mick Duffield has a “premonition” about buying Lot 118 at the 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Trained by Daniel Clarken, Psychic Mick won three races in Adelaide before taking on the Victorians on a heavy Caulfield track. The sodden ground proved no problem for Psychic Mick when the gelding sprinted clear of his opposition after racing on the speed under the guidance of jockey Chris Symons.
“It’s hard to line up the form from Adelaide, but he couldn’t have done any more at home and his trial the other day was very good,” Clarken said.
“He travelled well to the corner and really let down nice.”
Psychic Mick is one of two winners from the first racing crop of Shinzig, who won the Group 1 C F Orr Stakes (1400m) in 2008 for the Mick Price stable.
Shinzig will stand for $6600 (inc GST) during the 2012 breeding season.