Moody gives Club Command the Green Light

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Raheen Stud’s Basil Nolan jnr has been busy parading the Commands colt closely related to Gimmethegreenlight at the Gold Coast Magic Millions this week.

The Commands – Stepping colt has been catalogued as Lot 334 for the Gold Coast Magic Millions and he will go through the ring around 5pm on Thursday afternoon

Stepping is a three-quarter sister to the dam of Gimmethegreenlight who looked ultra-impressive winning the G1 Queens Plate in South Africa on Saturday.

And the good news doesn’t end there.  Champion trainer Peter Moody reckons the family has another feature winner of the future back at his Caulfield stables.

The Commands colt is a younger brother to Moody’s very promising gelding Club Command who spaced his rivals by four lengths on debut at Seymour in July.  “I gave him an extended break after that short winter prep,” Moody said.  “He looked a very good horse winning his maiden and there were excuses when he was run down second-up at Flemington.

“He got kicked in a hind leg so we tipped him straight out.  He’s back work and will return for the end of the autumn carnival.

“Club Command’s main goal will be the Brisbane winter carnival,” Moody added at the Magic Millions this week.  “He’s QTIS registered and I think he will be really competitive up here.”

Moody purchased Club Command from Raheen for $150,000 at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

Meanwhile, Nolan has fingers crossed Raheen’s winning run can continue with Punch On and Noisy Ocean in the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast this Saturday.

They also graduated from Raheen’s draft at the 2010 Magic Millions and warmed up for the MM Guineas by filling out a G3 quinella in the Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben on New Year’s Eve.

Lot 334 Commands - Stepping
Studmaster Basil Nolan jnr with the Commands – Stepping colt catalogued for the Magic Millions

Photo / Michael Ross