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I was there last Sunday to see Destination Moon’s return to the race track. and a close up second in the workout. Also on course was his owner Kerry Hoggard, who says they are still interested in some of the big 3yo races for this horse. He was very pleased with the workout result, and yes, there is improvement from that. He’s looking well and keen.

Destination Moon heading out to track for workouts

Destination Moon heading out to track for workouts

This is a horse I bred that I have a lot of time for, partly because I think the pedigree match is a good one, but also because he has characteristics of Tintin In America. To be honest, that mare Zenterfold stamps the engine room and temperament of her foals to a large extent, and the sires just sort of line up behind with their own important contributions. That’s why I take a lot of care in choosing the sires. You can add to things or subtract from things. Never was good at maths at school but knew that much!

It is interesting how we focus on sire stamping rather than dam stamping.

The eye catcher of that workout heat was the winner White Nights, a 5yo Real Desire half sister to Lively Nights (7 wins), and both owner by C. Blackwell and trained by John/Josh Dickie. She ran on well from the back with Destination Moon off a relatively slow pace, so it was a sprint home in 28.9 and she tipped him over by a head.

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