Eliza Park International stallion Moshe opens the Inglis Great Southern Sale on Sunday with a filly foal from Snippets mare Zakuska.
A September 19 born foal being offered through Romsey based Supreme Thoroughbreds, the filly is from a three-quarter sister to the Snippets Hong Kong Group 3 winner Solid Contact.
Lot 1 is the first of 6 first-crop weanlings by Moshe being offered at Oaklands Junction. The others are from mares by Elusive Quality, Royal Academy, Delago Brom, Danehill Dancer and Tiger Hill. In addition, 5 of the broodmares in the catalogue were served by Moshe last season and 6 of the weanlings are by his sire Bel Esprit, a member also of the powerhouse team of sires at Eliza Park International.
A 16.1 hands bay who, besides being a brother to Black Caviar, is a half-brother to world class miler All Too Hard (Casino Prince), Moshe did not rise to their stature at the races but showed huge potential in his only season of racing as a three year-old.
In a career cut to five starts, he won a Bendigo maiden by 6 lengths in 56.95s on debut and added another two sprints over 1000m at Moonee Valley.
Moshe looks certain to sire brilliant horses, looking after books of 175 and 145 in his first two seasons. He owns a stallion’s pedigree – his dam Helsinge is a half-sister to G1 winner Magnus (Flying Spur) who is also based at Eliza Park International.
Catalogued by Swettenham Stud (as agent) at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in March 2009, he sold for $75,000 just six weeks before Black Caviar won by five lengths on her debut at Flemington.
Moshe will stand for a an $8,800 (inc gst) in 2014.