By Peter Howard
Darling Downs breeder Wally Gleeson and his three sons are watching the progress of Canterbury mid-week winner Jordan with particular interest.
The Gleeson’s – Wally and sons Jacob, Tom and Simon – bought Jordan’s dam Mystifying (by Last Tycoon) last year when upgrading the broodmares for their bloodstock venture based on the family’s farm at Chinchilla.
Mystifying was in foal to Haradasun the sire of Jordan – and last spring the dam produced a full brother to Jordan that the Gleeson’s hope to sell at the Magic Millions yearling sale in January.
Mystifying ticked a few boxes for the Gleeson’s, being by noted broodmare sire Last Tycoon and from the successful broodmare family of Denise’s Joy but surprisingly only cost $11,000 which was less than half the service fee for Haradasun.
Her earlier foals included Group 3 placed Sydney sprinter Kiloton (by Spinning World)
Mystifying failed to go in foal when mated with first season sire Rothesay last season, and will be covered again by that stallion when the new season gets underway next month.