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Peter Moody A Breeder Of Ability

Former champion trainer Peter Moody can take a bow as the breeder of Melbourne’s new sprint star Ability, winner of the G2 Bletchingly Stakes at Sandown on Sunday.

Peter Moody A Breeder Of Ability

Former champion trainer Peter Moody can take a bow as the breeder of Melbourne’s new sprint star Ability, winner of the G2 Bletchingly Stakes at Sandown on Sunday.

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Ability has now won four races in succession, a result which has largely been put down to a decision to geld the 5YO son of Reward For Effort.

Raced by the family of the late Phil Sly, Ability’s Bletchingly Stakes was the biggest win of his career which now reads seven wins and four placing from 16 starts for $368,250 in prizemoney.


Ability Horseform resulted from Peter Moody’s decision to send his Dubai Destination mare Paeroa to Reward For Effort.

A half-sister to the G2 Matriarch Stakes winnerWell Rounded, Paeroa’s only foal to race is Ability.

He was sold to Matchem Racing from the Yallambee Stud draft for $150,000 at the 2014 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Christie Woodard, who ran Yallambee Stud (now Spendthrift Australia) with her husband Rick for over 30 years, remembers Ability and is not surprised by his rise through the ranks.

“Pete Moody had a few mares on the farm and Paeroa was a very tough gal and had produced a very nice foal in Ability.

“Moods made the decision to send her to Reward For Effort and clearly pulled the right rein there.”

“He (Ability) came together well as a foal and then all the way through his yearling prep and I guess that showed in the price he brought.

“He really had the right nature from day one and, as it turns out, he was worth every penny.”

After Ability Paeroa produced a Sebring colt before she was sold at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale to Hancox Bloodstock on behalf of the Esplin family for $70,000.

Paeroa was in foal to Helmet and produced a three quarter brother to Ability last September and is now in foal to Reset, where she is carrying a three quarter relation to Well Rounded raced by the Esplin family.

“We targeted Paeroa at last year’s sale because we bred and raced her half sister Well Rounded,” said Hamish Esplin.

“We like Dubai Destination too as he’s the broodmare sire of our recent stakes winner Slightly Sweet.”

The Helmet three quarter brother to Ability will be offered at a major sale in 2018.

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118543
R7 SANDOWN-LAKESIDE 6 August 2017
Bletchingly Stakes , 1200m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
11. ABILITY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
ROBERT SMERDON
DWAYNE DUNN
58.5
$5.00
 
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - PAEROA (AUS)
The Estate Of P S Sly
2nd  
1. LANKAN RUPEE (AUS)
8yo Gelding
MICK PRICE
CRAIG NEWITT
58.5
$4.50
 
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ESTELLE COLLECTION (NZ)
Teeley Assets Ltd Syndicate (Mgr: I O'Farrell)
3rd  
7. DUKE OF BRUNSWICK (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MICK PRICE
DAMIEN OLIVER
58.5
$5.50
 
MAGNUS (AUS) - TRISTABEEL (AUS)
 C Marks, G Weaven, J Ch'ng, J Henderson, P Agostino, R Dalgleish, J Patterson & W Moore
4th  5. CHARMED HARMONY (AUS)
8yo Gelding
JOHN SADLER
KATELYN MALLYON
58.5
$16.00
5th  4. DIVINE TEN (AUS)
8yo Gelding
KELVIN BOURKE
H COFFEY
58.5
$61.00
6th  2. LORD OF THE SKY (AUS)
7yo H
ROBBIE LAING
A LYNCH
58.5
$15.00
7th  12. SAVANNA AMOUR (AUS)
4yo Mare
JOHN FRANCIS MEAGHER
BEN MELHAM
56.5
$9.00
8th  6. TASHBEEH (AUS)
6yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
COREY PARISH
58.5
$17.00
9th  9. CHOCOLATE HOLIC (AUS)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
58.5
$9.00
10th  3. KEEN ARRAY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
REGAN BAYLISS
58.5
$8.00

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