Vancouver Sandown Winner Brings Up a Double

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 20

Promising young sire Vancouver posted a winning double on Wednesday thanks to Anotherthinkcomin’ and progressive filly Thunder Peak, who scored at Sandown.

Thunder Peak wins at Sandown - image Pat Scala Racing Photos.

Trained by Mike Moroney, Thunder Peak came with a well timed run for Jamie Kah to win the 1300m contest by a neck as favourite.

“A drop back in distance (1400 to 1300) and blinkers on was ideal for her,” said Mike Moroney.

“She did it tough being three wide throughout the race so we thought it was a really good effort for that reason.”


Bought by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for $55,000 from the Aquis draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, she subsequently passed in as a yearling with her ownership now shared by Ballymore Stables, Rupert Legh Racing and Lauriston.

With two wins and a second from five starts, Thunder Peak is yet to finish further back than fifth and looks to have a bright future. She is the first winner for stakes-placed Serein, who comes from the family of Group III winner Rezone and stakes-winner Danyon.

Thunder Peak was the second winner on Wednesday for Vancouver joining Anotherthinkcomin’, who was an impressive winner at Wyong at his second start, read about him here.



Race Result - Ladbrokes Easy Form (Bm64) 1300m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(3) Time: 1:18.17
Thunder Peak
T: M D Moroney J: Jamie Kah 59
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Serein (NZ) (Postponed (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale $55,000
V:Aquis Farm Murrurundi NSW
B: Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: Damian Lane 59
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Fontein Ruby (AUS) (Turffontein (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $155,000
V:Morning Rise Stud, Red Hill
B: James Bester Bloodstock
Energy Within
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: M J Dee 58.5
3f Toronado (IRE) x Hidden Energy (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 59.5
3f Savabeel (AUS) x El Sagrado (GB) (Azamour (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Cambridge Stud
Dance To Dubai
T: P G Moody J: Will Price 57.5
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Brisk (GB) (Nayef (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Dalziel Rcg/Peter Moody/Darren Weir Rcg
Awapuni Princess
T: A & S Freedman J: M Zahra 59.5
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Love The Rock (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Anthony Freedman Rcg/Blue Sky Bstock (FBAA)
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 59.5
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Better Alternative (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $625,000
V:Coolmore Australia Jerrys Plains NSW
B: China Horse Club
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Matthew Cartwright 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Darcibelle (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Arlark Mofeed
T: P Stokes J: Campbell Rawiller 55.5
3f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Bab Al Shams (AUS) (Green Desert (USA))
Miss Bank Place
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Lewis German 56.5
3f Magnus (AUS) x Tottenham Girl (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $36,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
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