Moody in Command

Sunday, 17 June 2012

In the lead-up to the most visible week of his working life, Peter Moody is managing a less than stress-free environment on foreign shores superbly.

Moody is at the epicentre of a media maelstrom surrounding Black Caviar and the only pressure valve is a steady supply of gaspers and the knowledge things are under control back home.

It was business as usual at Flemington on Saturday and the stable’s Twitter network was busier than ever after the wins Flamberge, Aeronwy and Club Command.

“Congrats to Luke Nolen for his double at Flemington,” MoodyRacing said.  “Safe travels to the UK.”

“A cracking day yet again,” Luke’s wife Alicia continued.  “And the boss is away!”

“Congratulations to all connections including the 21st Century Trade Group Syndicate with Club Command,” MoodyRacing added.  “A wonderfully consistent horse.”

Just like Moody, Club Command is a born and bred Queenslander.  He was a $150,000 buy from Raheen Stud at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions and Saturday’s dashing all-the-way victory boosted his strike-rate to 4 wins in 6 starts.

Stable rep Tom Brideoake said it was a super effort at headquarters.  “Club Command is a gun horse and does everything right.  He puts himself in the right position and he’s real honest.”

Club Command is from a half-sister to the dam of Group 1 winners Gimmethegreenlight and Ofcourseican.  Raheen sold his younger brother to James Bester Bloodstock for $160,000 at the Gold Coast this year.

Their dam Stepping foaled a colt by Flying Spur last year and was then bred back to Commands.

Club Command completed a big day for Raheen Stud.  Former resident Stromberg Carlson sired Random Orbit to win the Queensland Times Provincial Cup (2150m) at Ipswich.

Random Orbit has more than paid his way earning over $276,000 for owner-breeder John McKeering and his son Shaun.  “He did it the hard way as a two year-old,” trainer Mick Nolan recalled.  “He was up against some smart horses back then but turned the corner last year.”

Random Orbit has a weanling half-sister by Publishing and the McKeerings sent his dam Icemaze back to Raheen’s stakes winning son of Testa Rossa last year.

Raheen graduate wins at Flemington