A dashing return to form in G2 Feehan Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday, 5 September has given Humidor his third chance of victory in the G1 Cox Plate, and another opportunity to assert himself as the best southern-hemisphere runner by his sire Teofilo.
Humidor has twice been placed in the Cox Plate behind the champion mare Winx (Street Cry) and his latest win earns him another entry into the 2020 renewal of Australia’s most coveted weight-for-age race.
In his first start for his new trainer Chris Waller, Humidor only came into contention in the final 50m when jockey Damian Lane produced him with a powerful burst that carried him to a narrow win over Surprise Baby.
Bred by Jomara Bloodstock, the New Zealand-bred Humidor is the best performer out the winning Zabeel mare Zalika, a half-sister to Stakes winner Heart Of The Desert. His third dam is the three-time G1 winner and Champion Sprinter Habibti.
Humidor is one of five southern-hemisphere G1 winners, along with Happy Clapper, Palentino, Sonntag and Kermadec, sired by Teofilo during his days as a shuttle stallion. Teofilo is also the sire of the 2018 G1 Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter. He also adds to an impressive 2020 for Teofilo whose three G1 winners this year is a figure bettered only by his own sire Galileo.