Mungrup Stud basks in Kay Cee’s Group 1 glory

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Kingston Town Classic winner Kay Cee with jockey Steven Parnham and trainer Neville Parnham.
Camera IconKingston Town Classic winner Kay Cee with jockey Steven Parnham and trainer Neville Parnham. Credit: Western Racepix

It was a terrific Saturday for Albany connections on the final day of the TABtouch Masters Carnival at Ascot, highlighted by a major win for Narrikup’s Mungrup Stud.

Top WA trainer Neville Parnham won the Group 1 Kingston Town race twice with Playing God and has now tasted success with daughter of Playing God, Kay Cee.

The Mungrup-bred Kay Cee finished full of running in the $1m Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic (1800m), gunning down Gailo Chop in the final 100m to win by 0.7 lengths with Steven Parnham in the saddle.

Mungrup Stud stallion Playing God became the first Kingston Town Classic winner to go on and sire a winner of the weight-for-age feature race.

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Kay Cee and stablemate Platoon gave Mungrup Stud two breeding representatives in Saturday’s Group 1 race and Kay Cee’s owner-breeders Greg and Kathy Edwards are long-time Mungrup customers.

The victory also made Playing God, the leading active sire in WA with 21 individual winners produced from 37 lifetime starters.

Mungrup Stud has 13 Playing God yearlings in its draft for Perth’s Magic Millions sales in February next year.

Meanwhile exciting sprinter This’ll Testya delivered more success to a large group of Albany owners with a slashing victory in the TABtouch Better Your Bet Handicap (1100m). The Adam Durrant-trained This’ll Testya was a raging $1.30 favourite on the tote and demolished her rivals by more than six lengths untouched by jockey William Pike.

Albany trainer Mark Nelson purchased This’ll Testya, a daughter of Testa Rossa, at the 2017 Magic Millions Perth yearling sale for $52,000. Nelson is among a number of Albany owners in the emerging star.

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