Treble for Maurice
It was a breakout weekend for former Arrowfield shuttler Maurice (Screen Hero), who sired three new first-crop winners in Japan. On Saturday, Stutti (2 f ex Lilavati by Zenno Rob Roy) was the first of winners as she broke her maiden over 1600 metres on debut at Niigata, followed by T O Mary (2 f ex Reagle Mary by Afternoon Deelites) scoring over 1200 metres at Sapporo. Then yesterday, Infinite (2 f ex Morganite by Agnes Digital) ran out a comfortable winner over 1600 metres at Niigata. Maurice shuttled to Arrowfield for three seasons beginning in 2017 and covered a total of 278 mares. Given current travel restrictions, the multiple Group 1 winner has not returned to Australia this year but his first two-year-olds are set to hit the track down under this season. Stutti, T O Mary and Infinite join Kaiser Nova as first-crop winners for Maurice, bringing his tally to four.