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On Yulong Stud Newmarket Stakes Day at Flemington, the exciting 2yo colt Veight credited Yulong’s first-season stallion Grunt with a maiden stakes success in a dramatic $300,000 Group II MSS Security Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Ridden by Damian Lane for Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Veight kept his record at a perfect two for two when powering home to a two-length triumph over the Fiorente (IRE) colt Apulia with the Snitzel colt Amur in third.

It franked the form of a 2yo maiden at Pakenham on February 2, where Veight trounced Apulia by six lengths.

Two runners, Flyball (Jamie Kah) and Dubenenko (Craig Williams) came down.

“That was a fantastic win,” Calvin McEvoy enthused.

Obviously, it’s a bit of a different program leading into a 1400-metre two-year-old race, but we had to trust his ability.”He’s gone five-and-a-half weeks with a very soft trial. We feel he’s got so much improvement to come, which makes today’s win even more special.

“We always thought seven furlongs and probably a mile would be his distance.

“It’s fantastic for Wayne Mitchell and the connections, Ray Pawsey, a lot of them here on the course, but he’s an exciting colt with a very exciting future.

“The ATC Sires is three weeks away, there’s improvement to come, and then we’ll reassess after that.”

He has a big motor (image Grant Courtney)

Damian Lane said the decision to bypass the Blue Diamond was rewarded.

“This horse was well-placed today, he was well-prepared, and it was just such a smart decision to bypass the Blue Diamond and set him for this race because I don’t think it would have suited him,” Lane said.

Veight was a $220,000 Inglis Classic purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Belmont Bloodstock from the Sledmere Stud draft. The son of Grunt was a successful pinhook, having been bought by Sledmere Stud/Cangon as a weanling from Yulong at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $100,000.


Veight a $220,000 Inglis Classic yearlingVeight a $220,000 Inglis Classic yearling


He is the second winner from three to race for the Group III winning Fastnet Rock mare Neena Rock, a $500,000 purchase for Yulong at the 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.