Royal Scandal fulfils winning Contract

Contract Racing homebred Royal Scandal boosted her value as a broodmare in the Sportingbet Hcp (1000m) on Friday night.

Royal Scandal (4m Hard Spun – Palace Glow by Palace Music) had won races at Pakenham, Ballarat and Mildura last year before her city breakthrough at Moonee Valley.  She produced a potent final burst in overhauling the favourite Hotel Sierra to score by a long neck.

Contract Racing owner-breeders David and Jenny Moodie maintain a quality portfolio of mares at Yungaburra Stud north of Mount Macedon to service a successful team with Ellerton – Zahra Racing at Flemington.

Premiership trainer Peter Moody also prepares horses for the Moodies as does Kyneton based Brent Stanley.

Royal Scandal is from a black-type family that includes her half-brother Red Colossus (G3 MRC Victoria Hcp) and half-sister Nediym’s Glow (G3 MRC Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude).

She is a three-quarter sister to Royal Haunt who was a Listed winner of the 2013 Manfred Stakes at Caulfield.  He is also by Darley Victoria sire Hard Spun and, after an unbeaten career in Australia, was sold to clients of Hong Kong trainer John Size.

Royal Scandal follows Hard Spun gelding Party Talk who is a last-start winner at Werribee for Contract Racing.  He is a half-brother to G2 AJC Emancipation Stakes winner Hec Of A Party.

Contract Racing’s next stakes winner could comes as early as this weekend with the Brent Stanley trained House Of Stars.  The Host filly is in Tasmania for the LR Strutt Stakes (2100m) on Sunday.