Peter Moody’s four year-old Wild Fire swooped late to land the VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400m) at Pakenham on Sunday.
The Sebring gelding has won 4 races for prizemoney of $130,735 and VOBIS Gold bonuses of $33,600. “The original plan was to go forward but he didn’t jump and wouldn’t go early,” jockey Daniel Stackhouse said. “He relaxed and once we got to the outside he let down and really sprinted.”
Wild Fire was bred by David and Kathy Brown of Miscellany Bloodstock. His dam Seamstress (Rory’s Jester) won twice at the Healesville picnics for the couple who are based north of Melbourne.
Seamstress is a sister to the Rory’s Jester 2yo stakes winners Real Jester and Seidnazar and they are both active at stud. The Browns bred the mare back to Stratum last year.