Considered good enough to make his career debut in the Group III Blue Diamond Prelude in February, flashy chestnut Mighty Boss was never a factor there but showed he has a future when breaking his maiden over 1208 metres at Sale on Sunday.
With flowing silver mane and tail, the Mick Price-trained son Of Not A Single Doubt is sure to build a fan club.
Settled midfield, three-wide with cover under Damien Oliver, Mighty Boss put the race to bed quickly in the straight, coming clear to defeat the favourite Sky Punch (Alamosa) by one and three-quarter lengths with the winner's stablemate Borella (Pierro) coming home well to finish third a further half-head back.
"It was a nice win,” Oliver told racing.com.
"I haven’t been on the horse a lot but I rode him in his last piece of work and he gave me a nice feel. That was without the blinkers but he came here with the blinkers on today and he won well.
"They weren’t going quickly. He actually towed me up to them on the turn then he quickened really nicely.
"He’s a nice improving type and I think he’s going to get over a little bit further as well.”
Purchased by his trainer for $180,000 out of the Curraghmore draft at the 2016 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling sale, Mighty Boss (pictured as a yearling) sports the silks of Teeley Assets made famous by the likes of Redoute’s Choice and Lankan Rupee.
Teeley Assets had purchased Mighty Boss’s dam Bullion Mansion for $625,000 at the 2007 Easter Yearling sale.
A winner of two races in Melbourne, Bullion Mansion was sold at the Teeley Dispersal in 2014 with Coolmore Stud signing the ticket at $160,000.
Bullion Mansion is a sister to Polska, the dam of Group II winners Catch A Fire and Seaburge.
Polska went through the sales ring at this year’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale where she was knocked down to Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $1.6 million. – Breednet.com.au