Velocity Miss proved to be the first member of Mutawaajid's initial 2-year-old crop to make an impression in metropolitan company when finishing a highly encouraging runner-up at Rosehill Gardens at her second career start.
A member of the Brett Thompson stable based at Mudgee, Velocity Miss featured in the ATC Sydney Markets Sprint over 1100 metres, settling towards the tail of the field in the early stages before producing a sustained finishing burst in the straight. Despite covering plenty of extra ground around the home turn, the daughter of Mutawaajid found plenty over the final stages to post a good second behind the Gooree Pastoral-owned Never Can Tell.
Velocity Miss became Mutawaajid's second daughter to record a placing in the first month of 2-year-old competition in season 2012/13. Previously, En Vant ran third in an 800-metre contest staged at Wanganui in New Zealand. Velocity Miss and En Vant are two of three runners for the freshman sire whose first crop of foals numbered just over 60.
The first yearling consignment of Mutawaajid (pictured) sold to $65,000 at bloodstock sales staged earlier this year, the top-priced purchase being made by champion Melbourne trainer Peter Moody. Moody signed for two of the three most expensive Mutawaajid yearlings sold in 2012, with other progeny by the stallion also being secured by the likes of Paddy Payne, Luke Oliver, Jim Mason and Aquanita Racing.
Other notable trainers with first-crop Mutawaajid offspring in work include Gai Waterhouse, Gerald Ryan, Kevin Moses, Darren Smith and John, Michael & Wayne Hawkes.
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