Cecconi to stand at Moorookyle Park

Moorookyle Park has bolstered its roster with the news brilliant Blue Diamond Preview winner Cecconi will be repatriated to Victoria.

Cecconi (Encosta de Lago – Tonicity by Blazing Sword) has been based at Gerry Harvey’s Westbury Park in New Zealand and the best of his winners has been second-crop filly Precious Sophia.  She is trained by Graeme Rogerson and, after winning at Wanganui, was runner-up to star filly Ruud Awakening in the LR Wellesley Stakes at Trentham.

“Cecconi was a top-class two year-old with David Hayes and will be suited back here being by Encosta de Lago,” Moorookyle manager Nioka Wozny said at Oaklands Junction on the weekend.  “We will stand him for a $3,300 service fee.”

Moorookyle Park is home to Ustinov, Widden Valley and Rockaroundtheclock.  The Smeaton based nursery sold three Ustinov yearlings at the VOBIS Gold Sale including the filly from Poetic Dancer that caught the eye of Cranbourne trainer Dyta Clarke.

Ustinov filly Nioka WoznyMOOROOKYLE DANCER
Nioka Wozny with the filly by Ustinov from Poetic Dancer
Photo / Sharon Chapman