KZN Breeder and owner Geoff Perkins has enjoyed a lot of success with Hadlow Stud resident broodmare Moonlightbecomesu (Cataloochee – Drift Wood by Fort Wood) as Joshua Hotsnake (Noble Tune) broke his maiden smartly at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday.
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Trained by Wendy Whitehead, who also trains his 5yo full sister Alfonse Baby with four wins to date in hand, expressed sadness of the passing of Noble Tune as this pedigree has worked so well for the family.
Alfonse Baby has also placed 2nd eight times and can always be counted on for consistency.
Moonlightbecomesu won twice over 1200m, and out of a Fort Wood mare, the female line also carries Harry Hotspur for speed and the mighty Brigadier Gerard – unbeaten as a 2yo including the famed sire producing Middle Park Stakes (now a Gr1) and beating Mill Reef in the 2000 Guineas amongst his glittering record of classic wins – he won 17 of 18 races he contested, beaten only by Roberto in the Benson And Hedges Gold Cup – Roberto happens to be the paternal grandsire of Cataloochee.
Brigadier Gerard was crowned British Horse Of The Year in 1972, with a Timeform Rating of 144!
This is the female line of Il Maurice, Red Beech and leading German filly in her day, Oraza. Moonlightbecomesu foaled a handsome and flashy chestnut colt by Act Of War this year.
Well done to Geoff and we look forward to following Joshua Hotsnake in his career!