Viewed's mother to be served by Duke
Viewed’s mother Lovers Knot will be served by Coolmore stallion Duke Of Marmalade this spring.
The Bart Cummings-trained Viewed added Saturday’s Caulfield Cup to his 2008 Melbourne Cup triumph and is favourite to make it back to back wins next month.
His breeder Ian Johnson said Duke Of Marmalade stood out as the ideal mate for his mare.
"For me, he was the standout when I saw the stallions," Johnson said.
"They are a lovely bunch of horses (at Coolmore) but physically he really stood out. He has great presence about him.
"Obviously he has a good pedigree, but physically he has what I am looking for with Lovers Knot.
"She’s a big, coarse mare and he has that quality that I think she needs."
Another Coolmore stallion, Fastnet Rock, has been chosen as the first mate for classy mare Cats Whisker who was retired last week due to injury.
Her victories this spring include the Group Three Cockram Stakes, Group Two Lets Elope Stakes and the Group Two Rose Of Kingston Stakes.
A former champion sprinter, Fastnet Rock’s first crop are now three-year-olds spearheaded by Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights.