No Mix Up In Mare Of The Month

The Changeover monthly mare’s bonus for March has been won by the Graham Dwyer trained Classic Mix Up, the title coming down to the last race of the month.

A third placing behind Girl From Rosedale saw Classic Mix Up finish the month with seven points, just a half-point clear of Girl From Rosedale on 6.5 who had dead-heated with Bronski Delight the week prior.

Joining the Dwyer stable in late February, the mare finished second at her first start for the new stable.

At her second start for Dwyer, Classic Mix Up was successful when defeating Alexia Rose in the last stride, returning a sharp 1.53.4 rate.

That win was franked the following week when the daughter of American Ideal overcame a second line gate, sent forward in the early stages to find the front and once in control was able to pull clear to claim the seventh win of her career.

The mare is well named, as when she was purchased from the 2020 APG Sydney sale, connections were there to bid on an American Ideal yearling.

In a moment of confusion, bidding started, Jack Painting raised his hand and soon after had lot 655 knocked down to him for the sum of $14,000, a filly out of Comekissmequick.

Proving a case of classic mix up, Painting had purchased a filly and soon after, lot 656, an American Ideal colt out of Courageousnquick entered the ring, the yearling that they were there to bid on.

Previously prepared by Jarrod Alchin, Classic Mix Up was left with Dwyer by her Riverina based connections after heading North in February.

“Jarrod suggested that the mare would be better suited by staying in Queensland with our handicapping and we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to train her,” Dwyer said.

“I spoke with Jack Painting who owns the mare and he gave me some idea of what she is like and told us a few things that she does wrong which has helped, but she does tend to do what she wants.”

Connections receive a service to Changeover for winning the mare of the month award courtesy of the Garrard Family.

As for the horse that Painting had hoped to purchase back in 2020- it now races as Ideal Mondo for trainer Peter Hedges.

As it has eventuated, both horses have amazingly similar statistics to date, with Classic Mix Up having banked $63,495 from seven wins and Ideal Mondo, having won eight races and $62,995.