Owner Wayne Roser stated after his star filly Mystic Journey won the inaugural All-Star Mile that he may have a better one at home.
Many would’ve assumed he was referring to top local juvenile and Mystic Journey’s half-sister Mystical Pursuit, who is unbeaten from four attempts and already a dual stakes winner.
But it seems he may well have been referring to Mystical Warrior, who scored a super-impressive debut win at Devonport last Sunday.
The Equiano gelding crossed from a wide alley under Ismail Toker to take up the pace before cruising away for a dominant 5½-length win in the two-year-old maiden over 1150 metres, with the rest of the field well spread out behind him.
The win kicked off a big day for trainer Adam Trinder as he went on to prepare half the winners on the eight-race card.
He was next successful with former Victorian Thineisthekingdom, who proved too strong at his local debut, taking the open-age maiden plate over 1350 metres under Anthony Darmanin.
The Bernardini gelding enjoyed a good trail behind race leader Bigable and after obtaining an inside split in the home straight showed a sharp turn of speed, racing away for a strong 1¾-length victory.
Trinder and Darmanin then combined to take the benchmark 64 handicap, also over 1350 metres, with Kathonious, who was able to overcome the outside draw for a narrow success.
Former King Islander Debseraa completed Trinder’s quartet of wins and gave Darmanin a treble by taking the benchmark 64 handicap over 1009 metres to remain unbeaten from two runs on the Tasmanian mainland.