In Good Health Leaves Punters with a Headache in Heatherlie Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday August 29

While she had been racing consistently, In Good Health looked anything but a future stakes winner when battling around country NSW for the large part of her career but the 5yo daughter of Congrats (USA) has found a new lease of life since joining Peter Moody.

In Good Health downs the favourite Sircconi (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

At the third start for her new stable, In Good Health found plenty under Luke Nolen to hold the challenge of the favourite Sircconi (Nicconi) by a short-head in Saturday’s Listed Neds Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) at Caulfield.

“This is very special because the Ramsey family have been one of my biggest supporters, they have been there from day one. They are special people as are the Frith family out in my country in Roma, Queensland,” Moody said.


“We thought she would improve off the midweek the other day but this was a big step.

“Stu put a bit of pressure on me saying he had a stallion lined up if I don’t keep her performing  

“She progressive, wants a mile and a quarter or even a mile and a half so she may be nominated for the cups.”

With her first stakes success, In Good Health advances her record to 6 wins, 2 seconds and 6 thirds from 25 starts with earnings of $236,305.

Congrats (Mark Smith)

A Ramsey Pastoral homebred, In Good Health is a half-sister to the stakes-placed sepoy filly Garrard out of the unraced More Than Ready (USA) mare Fitness a daughter of the stakes-placed Danehill mare Dane Tryst.

Fitness has a 2yo filly by American Pharoah (USA) and was covered by Headwater last year having missed in 2018.

In Good Health becomes the 40th stakes-winner for four season Vinery shuttler Congrats (USA).


Race Result - Neds Heatherlie Stakes LR 1700m

Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 1:43.48
In Good Health
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 56
5m Congrats (USA) x Fitness (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: Nick Ryan J: D W Stackhouse 58
6g Nicconi (AUS) x On Credit (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: P Morgan
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $25,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Inglis As Agent
Game Keeper
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 56
4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x My Tusker (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
Fastnet Rock
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $175,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
Think We're Due
T: Andrew Noblet J: W Pike 56
6g So You Think (NZ) x Tendue (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella
B: Andrew Noblet Racing Pty Ltd
Dr Drill
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Craig Williams 59.5
6g Dansili (GB) x Pongee (GB) (Barathea (IRE))
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jye McNeil 57.5
5m Lonhro (AUS) x Nakaaya (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: First Light Racing / Ellerton Zahra / Paul Willetts Bloodstock
Mirage Dancer
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: B Melham 62
7h Frankel (GB) x Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
Plein Ciel
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 57
8g Mamool (IRE) x Picobella (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
T: Archie Alexander J: Declan Bates 59.5
7g Muhtathir (GB) x Marah Dubai (FR) (Dubawi (IRE))
T: P A Preusker J: D Yendall 56
5m Animal Kingdom (USA) x Bianca (NZ) (Painted Black (JPN))
Inglis 2019 March Monthly Online Sale $9,500
V:Arrowfield Stud
T: C J Waller J: Damien Thornton 57.5
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Foreign Legionary (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
Gallic Chieftain
T: Archie Alexander J: Damian Lane 58
8h Tamayuz (GB) x Katerini (FR) (Cacique (IRE))
Steel Prince
T: A & S Freedman J: M Zahra 59.5
7g Nathaniel (IRE) x Steel Princess (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Red Alto
T: Brent Stanley J: C Newitt 56
8g High Chaparral (IRE) x La Sangre (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Bloodstock Sale-Select Weanlings $28,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: William Inglis As Agent
Cape Of Good Hope
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: J Mott 62
5h Galileo (IRE) x Hveger (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: M Rodd 61.5
5g Galileo (IRE) x One Moment In Time (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
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