Caulfield’s Moloney family supplied the second winner this week from a prominent Rangal Park family at Mornington on Wednesday.
Taddei Tondo (5g Danerich – Pachouli by Royal Academy) was backed into $5.50 before nailing Il Cavallo in the Bayside Jeep Hcp (1000m). The runner-up had started a short-priced favourite to win his fourth race in a row.
“He appreciated the drop back from 1400 metres,” trainer Gerard Moloney said. “He tends to over-race so we freshened him up. He’s got ability and we’ve got him right.”
Taddei Tondo delivered the Mornington metropolitan victory just days after fellow Danerich sprinter Romantic Cash won first-up in Hong Kong.
Both horses are from daughters of pioneering mare Jovan. Rangal Park owner Eric Buttler bred 9 winners from the NZ bred Nassipour mare including stakes winners Northeast Sheila, Dashing Granada and Kablammo.
Moloney trains the Mornington winner for his wife Trish and a syndicate that includes David Deakin, Rodger McGowan, Andrew Peters and Brenda Rogers. “It’s my first city winner for Mum and Dad,” apprentice Patrick Moloney beamed. “I followed Il Cavallo and then peeled out to power home.”
Taddei Tondo is named after a circular relief sculpture by Michelangelo (circa 1506) that’s recognised as the greatest treasure in London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
Danerich (Danehill) stands at Rangal Park in Euroa for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.