Rodd positive on Mystery Shot

Jockey Michael Rodd got his first city win on the board since returning to Australia from Singapore a couple of months ago, partnering Kiwi import Mystery Shot (Shooting to Win) to victory at Caulfield on Saturday.

“It was great to get that first city winner back, especially for Lindsey Smith and Brad Spicer,” Rodd said.

“Brad gave me my first winner back out at Hamilton a bit over a month ago, but it was nice to get that first winner on a Saturday as well.”

Rodd said the Inglewood Stud bred son of Shooting To Win had a bright future, although he revealed that international interest had come for the horse, who is undefeated in three starts for Smith, after being identified by Spicer and bloodstock agent Gary Carvell in New Zealand.

“He is really progressive,” Rodd said.

“He has been really well placed but he has improved each start and the win on Saturday was very solid considering he was second-up and I had to use him early.

“He is going through his grades well and I am not sure where it might end. I think his distance is probably a mile and he is a real classy galloper.

“There have been offers from Hong Kong but I hope I get another steer of him.”

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