Minsk Moment Holds Promise of More to Come

Tara Madgwick - Friday September 24

The Moonee Valley meeting on Friday night started with a brilliant win for I Am Invincible colt Minsk Moment, who made it two wins from as many starts when scoring a stylish victory.

Minsk Moment went two for two at Moonee Valley - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Trained by Chris Waller, Minsk Moment won his only previous start at Canterbury in June, but has been flying under the radar somewhat until tonight.

He powered to the line to win the open three year-old event over 1200m by a length and a half over Group placed Port Louis and stakes-winner He’s Xceptional.


Winning rider Brett Prebble was full of praise for Minsk Moment.

"He's a really nice colt, he's still a little bit inexperienced,” said Prebble.

"Once he got on the leader's back and was right behind him, he was nice, very tractable. Once he got the split and he had his own running he was too good for them. He's a really nice horse, he's got a lovely nice action on him, he's a good little sprinter in the making."

Minsk Moment was purchased by James Bester Bloodstock/Coolmore Stud for $575,000 from the Yarraman Park Stud draft at Magic Millions.

Bred by K Biggs Enterprises Pty Ltd and T Russell, Minsk Moment is the first foal of the Oratorio (AUS) mare Dancing Express, runner-up in the Group III WATC Sires' Produce Stakes and Group III Champion Fillies Stakes.

A half-sister to stakes-winner Stagnite, Dancing Express has a two year-old filly by Hellbent, who Australian Bloodstock purchased for $100,000 out of the Yarraman Park Stud draft at Magic Millions this year.

Yarraman Park's champion sire I Am invincible had the first two winners on the program with five year-old gelding Lombardo winning the following race, a Benchmark 84 over 1200m.



Race Result - Four'n Twenty Plate 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 1:10.69
Minsk Moment
T: C J Waller J: B Prebble 56
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Dancing Express (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $575,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock/Coolmore Stud
Port Louis
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 56
3c Maurice (JPN) x Cat By The Tale (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
He's Xceptional
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Moor 57.5
3g Xtravagant (NZ) x She's A Danica (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Clarke Bloodstock
T: G Eurell J: Craig Williams 56
3g Wolf Cry (AUS) x Great Dame (AUS) (Danerich (AUS))
T: P G Moody J: Damian Lane 56
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Gold Chant (AUS) (El Moxie (USA))
Hardware Lane
T: Mitchell Beer J: Teodore Nugent 56
3g Scissor Kick (AUS) x Street Groove (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $40,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Mitch Beer Racing
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Fred W Kersley 56
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Keep On Singing (USA) (Hennessy (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $360,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Byerly Holdings
T: J Warren & D Krongold J: Beau Mertens 56
3c Lonhro (AUS) x Luce Del Mare (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
B: Kevaar Investments Pty Ltd ATF Kevaar Investments Trust
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