Stakes Double for Munnings
Coming to the end of a very successful year, Munnings posted a stakes double on Saturday with promising juvenile Proforma (2g Munnings x Caseys Irish Pride, by Salt Lake) and unbeaten gelding Chief Cicatriz (3g Munnings x Super Buggy, by Grand Slam).
Not expected to trouble the favourite Running Mate, Proforma sprang a pleasant surprise for connections when powering clear to win the $50,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds for the Michael Stidham stable.
He dashed away with the six furlong sprint to win by three lengths and has now won two of three starts earning $71,290.
Proforma is the best of three winners from Caseys Irish Pride, a half-sister to stakes-winners Western Prize and Wicked Deed.
Trained by Shawn Davis, Chief Cicatriz kept his unbeaten record intact when racking up his fourth straight win in the $65,000 Klaq Handicap at Sunland.
He zoomed through the five furlong sprint in 56.50 seconds scoring by three lengths and has now won over $80,000 in prizemoney.
Chief Cicatriz is from Super Buggy, a half-sister to the dam of Grade I winner Suggestive Boy.