Saturday, 24 September 2011
: Danehill's dual Group I winning son Holy Roman Emperor has his first Southern Hemisphere stakeswinner with a filly who was also his first winner in Australasia last year.
The Roger James trained filly Holy Moly (Holy Roman Emperor
x Clarissa, by Zabeel) won the Listed Soliloquy Stakes over 1400 metres at Ellerslie on Saturday, taking her overall record to two wins and a third from five starts.
A $200,000 purchase for Barry Lee Bloodstock at the 2010 NZB Premier Yearling Sale, Holy Moly was bred by Gordon Cunningham in partnership and is the most expensive filly by her sire from his first Australian crop.
She is the first foal of her dam Clarissa, a winning mare by Zabeel from the family of European Group winners Daneneyev and Charming Groom.
Holy Moly is the seventh stakeswinner worldwide for Holy Roman Emperor
, who has shuttled to Australia for four seasons but did not make the trip this year.