One to Watch – Sunshine Coast

Tara Madgwick - Friday May 15

The Alligator Blood team of trainer David Vandyke, jockey Ryan Maloney and owner Allan Endresz believe they have another horse to follow in the footsteps of their stable star and he bolted in on debut at the Sunshine Coast on Friday.

Earlier this week Allan Endresz spoke to Racenet about the prospects of two year-old Wandjina colt Wolf Moon, who cantered home to win the 1200 metre maiden by more than three lengths as a heavily backed favourite.

“One thing with Alligator Blood is that you are going to get all the detractors saying our syndicate fluked it with him,” Endresz told Racenet.

“But that’s not the case, we have had success with other horses and we haven’t had a horse out of the money.

“I also really think there are signs that Wolf Moon could be as special as Al (Alligator Blood), he has got that strength about him.

“Dave (Vandyke) has nurtured this horse and he is a beauty.

“It might be tight trying to get him into the JJ Atkins, I don’t think we are going to get enough prizemoney between now and then.

“But we are looking forward to seeing some really exciting stuff on Friday and in the future.”

Endresz said he and fellow owners Jeff and Robyn Simpson purchased Wolf Moon direct from the paddock at Newgate Farm for $125,000 .

“Bruce (Slade) and Newgate, bless them, we did a deal direct from the paddock for this horse for $125,000 before it went to sale," he says.

Wandjina is the sire of Wolf Moon “After us looking at him we had an offer from Gai Waterhouse’s people for $250,000 for him.”

Foaled and raised at Newgate Farm for Henderson Racing and Breeding and Cook Bloodstock, Wolf Moon is the first winner for Group III placed Anabaa’s Legacy, who comes from the family of Group I winner Ball Park, Group II winner Danabaa and stakes-winner Victorem.

Newgate Farm sold the full sister to Wolf Moon for $40,000 this year at Inglis Classic to Kavanagh Racing.

Anabaa’s Legacy was on-sold last year with Australian Bloodstock purchasing her for $75,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. She has a weanling colt by Capitalist and was covered last spring by So You Think.

Wandjina has had a number of smart winners this season headed by his Group II winner Mamaragan and stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $11,000 this spring.



Race Result - Wimmers Prem. Soft Drinks Mdn 1200m

Sunshine Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.72
Wolf Moon
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 56.5
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Anabaa's Legacy (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Kavanagh Racing
Soul Dancer
T: Desleigh Forster J: Taylor Marshall 54.5
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Baranbali (AUS) (Rory's Jester (AUS))
Central America
T: Steven O'Dea J: Justin Huxtable 54
3f Sebring (AUS) x Granados (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Proven Thoroughbreds / S O'Dea
The Actuary
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 54.5
2f Sebring (AUS) x Fast Talker (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Mary Jane
T: R L Heathcote J: Adin Thompson 54.5
4m Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Kiss An Angel (AUS) (Piccolo (GB))
Kuru Lass
T: Tony Haydon J: A Mallyon 56.5
4m Bianconi (USA) x Red Emblem (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
Bring Me Showers
T: Steven O'Dea J: Ms S Thornton 56.5
4m Sebring (AUS) x Squalls (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Inglis 2020 APRIL Online Sale $2,750
V:Lindsay Park Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $135,000
V:Canning Downs Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing
Durundur Lad
T: S A Mackinnon J: Jake Bayliss 58.5
4g Duporth (AUS) x Woodstock Hussey (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Ms Spicy
T: Chris Anderson J: Boris Thornton 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Zalila (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Love Over Gold
T: G D Hickman J: N Day 58
3g Hvasstan (AUS) x Take A Guess (AUS) (Tycoon Ruler (AUS))
Hector The Hero
T: T Button J: Ms S Lacy 58
3g Unusual Suspect (USA) x Wine Mixer (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
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