NZ star Mufhasa takes Group 1 tally to ten
Report: New Zealand, Saturday
Hastings: Windsor Park Plate (Group 1) 1m, turf, 3yo+
DUAL New Zealand Horse of the Year Mufhasa (Steve McKee/Sam Spratt) recorded his tenth Group1 victory on Saturday with a dominant performance from the front in Windsor Park Plate (formerly Stoney Bridge Stakes).
Sam Spratt: Mufhasa redemptionPICTURE: Getty Images
The eight-year-old Pentire gelding will now head back to Australia, where he races at King Mufhasa, for a crack at the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.
Sent off 14-5 favourite on Saturday, Mufhasa scored by three-quarters of a length over Fleur De Lune.
"He was like a rocket out of the gates today and I could see Sam had a plenty in hand," said McKee, speaking to sportal.co.nz. "I thought we were doing well with three Group 1s!"
Spratt was relieved to score on Mufhasa, having dropped her whip three weeks previously when the partnership was fourth to Cox Plate hope Ocean Park in the Makfi Challenge.