To suggest that Peter Moody has an affinity with Bel Esprit progeny is right up there with saying Kerry Packer liked to punt.
As the trainer of world champ, Black Caviar, he’s also put the spit and polish on eight other winners by Bel Esprit – the latest of them being the exciting 2YO, Diamond Glow.
Stepping out for the first time – in the very first VOBIS Gold event – Diamond Glow was “ultra-impressive” over the 1000m at Caulfield and, despite getting away tardily. Forced to cover plenty of extra ground, Diamond Glow eventually coasted to the line and appears to have a very promising career beckoning.
Talking of coasting, Peter Moody is currently at the Magic Millions yearling sale complex and suggested Diamond Glow might be heading to the $1 million Blue Diamond at Caulfield on 23 February, which may set up a very interesting clash with fellow Bel Esprit 2YO, Clevadude, who is currently favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic this coming Saturday.
And just like Clevadude, Diamond Glow was bred, raised and sold by Eliza Park, this time to Grant Morgan’s Ontrack Thoroughbreds for $110,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
The first foal of the Exceed And Excel mare, Prompt – in turn a daughter of multiple Group placed Desert Sun mare, Amnesia – Diamond Glow is the 7th winner by Bel Esprit in the first five days of 2013.
(Interestingly, Bel Esprit now has eight winners, either by daughters of Desert Sun of granddaughters of Desert Sun, most notably of course being Black Caviar).