Jun 13, 2024

Now this is exciting, the Vic Husslers own a ‘Black Type filly’ in Miss Trustful – how good!

 It’s a hell of a leap from a Maiden win at Beaudesert to seven days later on the back-up running a fast closing third in last Saturday’s Listed Phoenix Stakes at Eagle Farm, but that is exactly what your filly was able to do. 

Much credit has to go to Ciaron Maher and his team who had a plan for Miss Trustful to chase the QTIS Bonus races in Queensland, which she did with success picking up extra prize money and then tackling the big-time in the Listed arena.


What exactly does “Black Type” mean? 

Well apart from adding significant residual value to Miss Trustful, it officially means according to the Racing NSW website – Black Type describes “the highest quality races. Group 1 is the highest, followed by Group 2, Group 3 and Listed. 

Also known as Black Type because the reference to these appears in the sales catologues in bold typeface. 

Horses with Black Type in their pedigree are more highly regarded and carry great value at sale or when breeding according to TRL CEO Steve Brown.

That all adds up to good news for Vic Husslers owners.

“Aside from demonstrating that she is a horse on the rise, Miss Trustful now has a baseline pedigree of value. Being Stakes placed and a winner at 2 is unquestionably of interest to breeders. 

“The attached pedigree is our attempt to share with you what this will look like in the future for breeders with a Theoretical Pedigree here showing what a yearling sired by Anamoe , out of Miss Trustful would look like in the sales catalogue.

“You will note also that Miss Trustful’s grandam was Group 1 placed in the Australasian Oaks, perhaps a pointer to Miss Trustful’s emerging stamina,” Brown said. 

Miss Trustful hypothetical pedigree mating

“Miss Trustful now has a baseline pedigree of value”  TRL CEO Steve Brown 


Miss Trustful has pulled up well and is having a week off at Embrook Park before being set for the $160,000 Listed Tattersall’s Stakes for two-year-olds over 1400m on June 29 at Eagle Farm. 

“She trotted up well on Monday and will enjoy getting her head down at Embrook this week before doing some treadmill work at the end of the week. 

“She’s a straightforward filly with a good constitution. 

“Many of the high-quality horses will go to the JJ Atkins over 1600m, so the Tattersall’s a fortnight later at Eagle Farm looks like a nice race for her although she will have to take on the boys as well. 

“She is doing a great job and hopefully you have a lot of happy owners” Ciaron Maher stable manager Gabrielle Nutt said. 

The Vic Husslers have another nice horse on their hands.