Barely A Moment’s growing reputation as a sire will lift to another level when his brilliant debut winner Moment Of Change comes to town next week.
The Cornerstone Stud stallion has started the new season with a swag of winners but none have been as impressive as Moment In Change. The Peter Moody trained gelding dismissed his rivals by 10 lengths first-up at Murtoa on August 27.
He won untouched and went within a tick of the 1200m track record of 1.09.71s.
Moment In Change (3g Barely A Moment – Europium by Metal Storm) will run second-up at Sandown next Wednesday, September 14. Moody will leave his options open, however, the gelding also holds a nomination for the G1 Caulfield Guineas on October 8.
Shrewd punters have already specked him at $51 for the Caulfield Guineas. “Barely A Moment has had some nice stakes performers at two and three but every stallion needs a top liner,” Cornerstone Stud’s Sam Hayes said. “It’s exciting to see promising horses like Moment In Change stepping out.”
Moment In Change was purchased by Slade Bloodstock from Sovereign Thoroughbreds for $50,000 at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions.
Sovereign owner Tracey Knotts also sold the Barely A Moment colt Khalifa for $57,000 at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions. He won running away on debut at Geelong in July and is held in regard by trainer Mark Kavanagh.
Quick Thoughts and Edge Of Time completed a double at Morphettville on August 25 and another Barely a Moment with ability is the David Hayes trained Minute By Minute. He resumed from a spell to win at Morphettville on the final day of last season and was unlucky when beaten a nose by Sea Tryst at the same venue on August 27. Jockey Nathan Rose lodged a protest but it was dismissed.
Mimiele kept the momentum going when she saluted at Morphettville last Saturday. The Mark Minervini trained mare is from Barely A Moment’s first crop and she has won three races in the last 12 months.
Barely A Moment was a G1 winner of the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and he returned as a spring three year-old for seconds in the Ascot Vale Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and Sandown Guineas.
A son of former Vinery shuttler Gilded Time, he more that made up for that frustrating preparation at four with back-to-back G1 victories in the Dubai Racing Club Cup and Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.
Barely a Moment has been well patronized at Cornerstone Stud and he is standing for a $6,050 (inc gst) service fee this year.