High Noon’s perfect stayer – the Martin M1
Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Queensland’s High Noon Productions has added a pure thoroughbred to their stable of winners in the form of a Martin M1 console.
“We were looking for a controller that we could enter in the Caulfield Cup distance and again looked to the European breeding,” explained Dyke Dunning, managing director. “The M1 was the obvious choice having other stayers in the stable with the sire Martin. Plenty of sliders to go the distance and four DMX to take on the big fields.
“Its simplistic layout makes it easy to train over 2048 meters and with its big heart, it goes all day. With the touch screen conveniently located, it was easy to go winkers off, blinkers on with just a finger touch.”
The bright blue track ball ensures that it is visual in the back straight when going three wide around the rest of the field. The length of its stride and its sectionals stood up to the other stayers from the UK and USA.
And according to Dyke when it comes to reliability, the M1 has just notched up its 20th win in a row, just short of Black Caviar’s impressive record.
“It has never played up in the truck or at the barriers and is always the first to jump out and take up a position on the FOH rails whilst staying close to the pace setters,” he added. “It’s big heart ensures that when you give it a bit of chase whip, it responds from the field with lighting fast BPMs.”
Other notable jockeys , namely Frankie Dettori Calvi, have also unloaded on the European stayer. Just last spring in a Weight for Age over 2048 DMX meters, the M1, ridden by Dettori Calvi was asked to respond up the straight, and did so leaving the field in its wake, winning by four and a half MAC700 lengths.
Trainer, Dyke Dunning , stated that M1 will go to the shed for a spell in February before embarking on the Autumn / Winter carnival season.
Dyke Dunning also stated that there is high interest in when M1 is going to stud and what the service fee will be.
“Let’s activate that cue when he gets to a mature age, not as a yearling. After all, it hasn’t won a Melbourne Cup yet, but it will and possibly better Makybe Diva’s record!”
Photographed is High Noon’s Josh Sondergeld and James Tabin with the MI and High Noon van