Rejuvenated sprinter Splash Of Moet landed a plunge for premiership trainer Peter Moody at the Bendigo metro meeting on Saturday.
The daughter of Scenic Lodge sire Dash For Cash was racing first-up after a change of stables in the Daiquiri King Hcp (1100m). After firming sharply into second favouritism, the grey mare settled at the back of the field and then launched a lethal finish down the centre of the track to overhaul the leader Rich Jack.
“I’m impressed – she’s a nice mare going forward,” jockey Luke Nolen said. “Placed to advantage, we’re going to have a bit of fun with her.”
Splash Of Moet (4m Dash For Cash – Storm Tossed by Rory’s Jester) was originally trained by Mark Minervini in Adelaide and had won twice as a two year-old by a combined 9 lengths. Her form subsequently tapered off and she was sent to Melbourne late last year.
A $42,0000 graduate of the 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions, Splash Of Moet is from a winning Lindsay Park mare and second-dam Stormy Dawn (Bluebird) was raced by Colin Hayes to a Listed victory in the SAJC Cinderella Stakes.
Dash For Cash (Secret Savings) has been relocated to join champion sire Blackfriars at Scenic Lodge for the 2014 season. The Muchea stud now stands Western Australia’s two leading stallions on the Australian sires’ premiership.