Magnificent start to career

Magnificent start to career27 Mar 2021

The optimistically-named Ellmaknifiko is living up to the hopes of his connections with an unbeaten start to his career.

The Cambridge Stud graduate was a debut winner at Bendigo and this afternoon at Sale maintained his winning habit.

The Makfi three-year-old shouldered 59kg against his older rivals and went down by a nose before the result was overturned following a protest for interference by jockey Ben Allen.

The manner of Ellmaknifico's early exploits suggests he can continue his march through the grades.

Ellmaknifiko was bred by multiple Group 1-winning trainer Graeme Rogerson and sold through Cambridge Stud’s Karaka draft for $75,000.

Co-trainer Ciaron Maher had the final say on the first live foal of the unraced Fastnet Rock mare Elegant Achiever.

She boasts a smart international pedigree that features the stakes winners Wunders Dream, Grecian Dancer and Muffri’ha.

Elegant Achiever produced a filly foal last year to Cambridge Stud resident sire Embellish and is back in foal to the Gr.1 winning son of Savabeel.