Jul 31, 2011


MASSONI, yesterdays market mover in the Steve Walsh Handicap at Caulfield, who enjoyed his second career win from just his 3rd start, looks to be a very promising prospect for the future.

It was not the prettiest of wins for the lightly raced 3 year old gelding by Swettenham Stud’s, Bianconi. Having drawn awkwardly in barrier 11 he ended up being posted three wide for much of the run, before responding when asked by Dean Yendall in manner of an emerging talent to go on and win the event by ¾ of a length.

Yendall who looks set to take out the champion rider by winners for the season said of Massoni "He's still a baby, still learning the trade,"
Massoni is only lightly raced due to the state of the tracks over recent weeks having been scratched twice since his maiden win at Cranbourne back on the 26th June. His lack of race experience was a concern but as Tony said after the race “good horses can overcome things like that,"

Hailing from the family of Piavonic and Von Costa De Lago, Massoni’s family is one that is not unfamiliar to Tony, having trained the gelding’s mother BELLONIC to win the SAJC St Leger and siblings including sister Belscenica who won over $260,000 in stakesmoney including a placing in the Group 2 MVRC WH Stocks Stakes.

Massoni looks like a horse with a very bright future and we would like to congratulate all his connections on Saturdays emphatic win and look forward to Massoni’s return after he now goes for a well deserved spell now before coming back in the late Spring.