By Stephen Rodgers
Robert Heathcote's astute investment in broodmare Cantantes has been one of the best of his career.
Heathcote trained Cantantes and although her racing days produced the modest return of two wins from 37 starts her real value has been in the breeding barn.
The mare has produced five winners, all owned and trained by Heathcote with combined earnings of more than $1 million dollars.
One of her best offspring has been Funtantes who won the Listed Nudgee Quality (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday by 2-1/2 lengths after leading all the way and carrying topweight of 58 kilos.