PROMINENT harness racing owner-trainer-breeder
Melolyn led most of the way to score an impressive win in the Sara Redman & Associates Stakes (division two) over 2200 metres.
The three-year-old gelding had to work hard early to eventually find the front but once there his driver
Melolyn is by USA from Maxfield’s mare My Shaette ( Presidential Ball-Juliet Castle) that he bought at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2005.
My Shaette was placed at her first two two-year-old starts before winning and she went on to run in the $50,000 Sweepstakes final in which she was driven by to Victorian reinsman-trainer but the filly finished last of 10.
She managed two more minor placings from seven subsequent starts before being retired to stud.
Maxfield was pleased with the three-year-old’s latest win which was his fourth career victory.
“He is definitely a work in progress,” Maxfield said.
“We have had a bit of trouble with his mouth and he can get a bee in his bonnet at times and be a bit of a problem.”
“I bought his mother in Melbourne and although she was well bred she could only win one race.”
“Her filly foals haven’t been much good and Melolyn is her first colt,” he said.