Starship Eighty (Into Mischief x Starship Angel '19), half to Star (Omaha Beach x Starship Angel '22) has finally been stretched out to an appropriate distance in HK at his 6th start running a very creditable 5th in his first crack at 2000m. Finishing strongly to be just 1L behind 2nd, were it not for being totally blocked and the hampered for a run at 250m, he would have been well in the money. Looking forward to his next attempt over a similar distance
Diamond Model (Akeed Mofeed x Caminetto), bred by PT Thoroughbreds, cracks it for a win at Moonee Valley on 3rd February to make it 2 wins and a second from just 5 starts and appears to be heading ultimately to Adelaide to target some black type (Oaks?)
Star Legend (Exosphere x Rapala), half to Randy (Strasbourg x Rapala '21) has got his career off to a promising start making the most of an inside draw to break his maiden at Kranji (turf) in just his second run following a close second on debut.
Sadly we lost our Omaha Beach yearling colt, 'Bob' (ex Starship Angel) on the 18th following a freak paddock accident.
Captured on CCTV at the yearling prep farm (Bob was Lot 657 in the Inglis Premier Sale), a rear and flip resulted in massive brain injury.
He was a magnificent specimen, very intelligent and as kind-natured as his mum who we also lost post-foaling Bob's full sister last year.
Luna Diva (Odyssey Moon x Clever Clogs) notched her second win at Benalla on 5th Jan winding up from the turn to fly past most of the field on the outside. This proves her at the mile after running second over a similar distance last start. Suggestion from the trainer is potentially 'metro or better'. Luna was ridden by Michael Poy who also rode Diamond Model ('Wanda'), Luna's paddock mate growing up, for her maiden win at Wodonga
Gaslight, Starship Angel's 4YO by Wicked Strong and half to 'Star' by Omaha Beach, started the new year with a bang, recording his 3rd win on the 1st. Gaslight was Angel's last US born progeny before being imported to Victoria by Spendthrift in foal to Into Mischief producing Starship Eighty (running in HK)
Titan I Am (Kuroshio x Aultone) bred by PT Thoroughbreds, broke a long drought on 29th Dec at Naracoorte following up from a creditable 3rd a month prior. The second win goes along with his 7 minor placings and credit goes to Vicki Dishon for getting Titan back on track.
Luna Diva (Odyssey Moon x Clever Clogs) runs 2nd at Cranbourne after being totally blocked for a run between the 400 and 200 but pushed through and broke away from the pack evidencing a smart turn of foot. Unfortunately the winner had already gone by time Luna got through. Positive and promising run nonetheless
Titan I Am (Kuroshio x Aultone) bred by PT Thoroughbreds, showed a far improved effort at Naracoorte on 18th November coming from a long way back over 1000m to finish just 1.6L behind. A step up in distance should suit
Star Legend (Exosphere x Rapala), half to Randy (Strasbourg x Rapala '21), a $155k 2020 Inglis Premier graduate just misses on debut by just a 1/2 length at Kranji (Singapore)
Luna Diva (Odyssey Moon x Clever Clogs) breaks her maiden on 20th October at Ballarat over 1400m under a masterful ride by Damien Lane
Zanova, after delaying for a couple of weeks decided to foal down a magnificent Johannes Vermeer filly ('Hannie') on her own. The filly was discovered at morning feeding time standing in the wash bay with mum standing on the other side of the gate. Not sure how the foal got in there but nobody was stressed :). Both mare & foal doing well
Court Flying foaled down a typically nice Strasbourg filly ('Sandy')on the 3rd. The mare continues to throw magnificent types. Mare & foal both doing well
Diamond Model (Akeed Mofeed x Caminetto), runs a very creditable 4th at Flemington on 18th September in the Kennedy Oaks preview on a very rare bog track (Heavy 10) and in the worst ground
Madam Loulou presented us with a cracking Vino Rosso colt on 8th September. Looks just like his Sire, one of the more impressive stallions standing in 2021
Diamond Model (Akeed Mofeed x Caminetto), bred by PT Thoroughbreds, salutes on debut on 5th September over 1400m at Wodonga by an impressive 2.5L under Michael Poy
Starship Angel, in the ongoing teeming rain, foaled down a lovely Omaha Beach filly on the 29th.
Sadly, we lost Angel during the night with post-foaling complications. Despite the obvious pain she was in, Angel stayed on her feet and nursed the foal as long as she was able.
On a positive note, we were able to secure a similarly coloured maiden mare that had foaled and lost the previous evening such that we had a foster on site within 12 hours. The mare adopted "Star" with minimal fuss.