Ocean Park colt dream buy for Moody
A handsome son of Ocean Park with a top-quality pedigree to match was Waikato Stud’s leading light on Day 2 of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale and not surprisingly he will be heading across the Tasman.
Lot 328 was purchased by Pakenham trainer Peter Moody, who has his talented half-brother I Wish I
Win in his stable, for $375,000.
The Savabeel four-year-old was a multiple winner and Group 1 performer when trained here by Jamie Richards before relocating to Moody who now shares in the ownership of the A$10 million Golden Eagle winner with Waikato Stud.
“This colt is a bloody nice horse, the mare’s a great producer. I had (half-sister) Another Dollar at the backend of her career for Yulong and then I happened across I Wish I Win,” Moody said.
“This bloke is pretty typical of the family, he’ll take a bit of time and I wouldn’t think we’ll see him at the races until well into his three-year-old season, so we’ll probably leave him over here for a few months to grow out.
“We’ve just got to go home and find some mums and dads for him now.”
Being a half-sibling to I Wish I Win, Moody doesn’t believe it will take long to sell down the colt.
“I Wish I Win is a great-bodied horse and it’s no secret that he was born with poorly conformed legs
and he still carries that a bit today, but he races unbelievably and sound,” he said.
“This horse is correct, he vetted out very well. The Ocean Park side probably leans to him not having as much physical bulk as I Wish I Win, but given time he will improve as he gets older and I look forward to having him in the yard.”
The Ocean Park colt’s dam is the Pins mare Make A Wish, who has also produced the G3 Premier’s Cup winner and G1 Queensland Oaks runner-up Another Dollar.
Also on a deep pedigree page is the G1 Livamol Classic winner Savy Yong Blank and the G3 Gloaming Stakes winner and G1 Australian Guineas second Strike The Stars.
Ocean Park also made waves later in the session when trainer Chris Waller and agent Guy Mulcaster parted with $360,000 to purchase Lot 436.
The colt is out of the Pins mare Pretty, who has a 100 percent record at stud with all seven of her foals to race successful and including the Listed winners Bonny O’Reilly and Pretty To Sea.
The page features the multiple Group 1-winning half-siblings Glamour Puss and Vision And Power and a family that had starred earlier in the day when Lot 299 was sold. She was a rare offering as the filly is by Per Incanto and the only outside stallion represented in the draft.
The smart bay was the subject of a spirited battle and the final $280,000 bid came from brothers
Michael and Paul Moroney and Catheryne Bruggeman.
She is the first foal of the unraced Rock ‘N’ Pop mare Laura Clark who is out of the Listed Creswick S.
winner Glam Slam. She is a sister to the G3 Lion Red Plate winner Crepe De Chine and a half-sister to the former champion Singapore sprinter Arenti.
From the same family was Lot 269 and Graeme Rogerson took a serious shine to her and the
multiple Group 1-winning trainer went to $225,000 to secure the daughter of Savabeel.
A half-sister to a quartet of winners, the filly is out of Glam Slam’s sister Joy.
There was also keen competition for a daughter of Tivaci before Lot 380 was knocked down to Queensland trainer Kacy Fogden for $280,000.
The filly is out of the O’Reilly mare Novelty, who was successful on two occasions, and she is a three-quarter sister to Group 1 winners Tiptronic and Guyno.
Another headline act on the pedigree page is the farm’s two-time Group 1 winner Legs while a recent update came through family member Synchronize, winner of the Listed Hallmark Stud H.
Savabeel again made his presence felt when his son, Lot 414, changed hands for $260,000 with Queensland operation TFI the successful bidder.
The colt is a half-brother to a brace of winners with their dam the unraced O’Reilly mare Pasadena.
She is a sister to the multiple Group 1 winner Alamosa and a three-quarter sister to the Macau stakes winner Sacred Capital with the G1 Schweppes Oaks winner Lights Of Heaven under the third dam.
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