White Moss Goes Back To Back in Sapphire Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday April 11

Charismatic grey mare White Moss returned to the winner's circle for the first time since winning the same race twelve months ago with a dominant display in Saturday’s Group II Sapphire Stakes at Randwick.

A lucky last minute ride for Nash Rawiller, the 6yo daughter of Mossman led all the way to defeat the 4yo So You Think mare Fasika by a length with a further length and a half back to the Medaglia d’Oro (USA) filly  Bangkok in third.White Moss - images Steve Hart

It was the fourth stakes-win for the Jason Coyle-trained mare and her third at Group II level advancing her record to 8 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds from 24 starts with earnings of $800,695.

“She’s been a wonderful mare for the stable. She’s been racing in really good form in a higher grade so it was nice to bring her back to mares grade and everything worked out perfectly for her,” Coyle said.   

“She left the barriers as good as she has this preparation and although it was a big field they left her alone in front and when she can get those sectionals she always gives a good kick and gives her all.”

A homebred for Michele Esplin and her children Hamish, Patrick and Elise, White Moss is out of the Group II winner and Group 1 ARC Railway Hcp runner-up Pay My Bail (Justice Prevails) who was a $240,000 buy for the late Phillip Esplin at the 2007 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

A half-sister to Listed winner White Sage (Reset), White Moss is one of six winners out of Pay My Bail who died in February 2017 after being covered by Dundeel the previous spring.

Another of Pay My Bail’s daughters, the winning Starcraft mare Runway Runaway is the dam of the Listed winner Fox Swift (Foxwedge).

The Esplin's still own White Sage, whose Animal Kingdom filly sold for $70,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

She has a colt foal by Ribchester (IRE) but was not covered last spring.



Race Result - Tab Sapphire Stakes Gr2 1200m

Randwick Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:11.81
White Moss
T: J C Coyle J: N Rawiller 58
6m Mossman (AUS) x Pay My Bail (NZ) (Justice Prevails (AUS))
T: Joseph Pride J: B Avdulla 56
4m So You Think (NZ) x Jarada (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
So You Think
T: A J Denham J: R Dolan 55
5m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Aziani (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
Winter Bride
T: A J & T Edmonds J: G Schofield 56.5
5m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Amberino (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
I Am Excited
T: David Pfieffer J: Tim Clark 59
5m Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Beckworth (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 58
5m Street Cry (IRE) x Retsina (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Madam Rouge
T: C J Waller J: Ms K O'Hara 56
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Cabernet (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: J R Collett 55
5m Lonhro (AUS) x Dreamy (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Moss Trip
T: P & P Snowden J: J Parr 56
5m Mossman (AUS) x Space Trip (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
T: Bjorn Baker J: A Hyeronimus 55
5m Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Sprung (USA) (Grand Slam (USA))
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 56
5m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Trim (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Nicci's Gold
T: G Portelli J: Jean Van Overmeire 55
5m Nicconi (AUS) x Gold Licence (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Miss Exfactor
T: Joseph Pride J: J Ford 56
5m Your Song (AUS) x Search For Fame (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
Pretty In Pink
T: J A O'Shea J: Rachel King 57
4m Sebring (AUS) x Total Attraction (AUS) (Nadeem (AUS))
Grey Shadow
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: T Marquand 55
5m Dash For Cash (AUS) x Masai Miss (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
T: David Pfieffer J: G Boss 55
4m Real Saga (AUS) x Wabeel (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
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