Curtis expecting to have some Mossfun at Gosford with Iresign

It’s fair to say Iresign probably won’t reach the heights of his Golden Slipper-winning half-sister Mossfun but trainer Lee Curtis is confident he can emulate her by kicking off his career with a win at Gosford on Thursday.

The three-year-old will make a low-key debut in the Klingspor Handicap (1100m) at Gosford on the back of two trials that impressed trial watchers and Curtis himself.

“He’s a nice horse and there seems to be a bit of quality about him,’’ Curtis said. “I’ve had him in a few times. We just decided to give him time. I think he improved from the first to the second trial.

Well-related: Iresign is a half-brother to Mossfun, seen here winning at Randwick during her stellar career.Credit:Damian Shaw

“He’s a real no-nonsense guy. He has a lot of confidence in himself and he has a lovely constitution.’’
Iresign, by All Too Hard, led most of the way to win a 1030m trial at Rosehill on March 26, and Curtis has been impressed with how strong the gelding has been in both his hit-outs. Curtis expects him to either lead or be right on the speed for his debut.


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