One to Watch – Sunshine Coast
Tara Madgwick - Friday May 15

The Alligator Blood team of trainer David Vandyke, jockey Ryan Maloney and owner Allan Endresz believe they have another horse to follow in the footsteps of their stable star and he bolted in on debut at the Sunshine Coast on Friday.

Earlier this week Allan Endresz spoke to Racenet about the prospects of two year-old Wandjina colt Wolf Moon, who cantered home to win the 1200 metre maiden by more than three lengths as a heavily backed favourite.

“One thing with Alligator Blood is that you are going to get all the detractors saying our syndicate fluked it with him,” Endresz told Racenet.

“But that’s not the case, we have had success with other horses and we haven’t had a horse out of the money.

“I also really think there are signs that Wolf Moon could be as special as Al (Alligator Blood), he has got that strength about him.

“Dave (Vandyke) has nurtured this horse and he is a beauty.

“It might be tight trying to get him into the JJ Atkins, I don’t think we are going to get enough prizemoney between now and then.

“But we are looking forward to seeing some really exciting stuff on Friday and in the future.”

Endresz said he and fellow owners Jeff and Robyn Simpson purchased Wolf Moon direct from the paddock at Newgate Farm for $125,000 .

“Bruce (Slade) and Newgate, bless them, we did a deal direct from the paddock for this horse for $125,000 before it went to sale," he says.

Wandjina is the sire of Wolf Moon “After us looking at him we had an offer from Gai Waterhouse’s people for $250,000 for him.”

Foaled and raised at Newgate Farm for Henderson Racing and Breeding and Cook Bloodstock, Wolf Moon is the first winner for Group III placed Anabaa’s Legacy, who comes from the family of Group I winner Ball Park, Group II winner Danabaa and stakes-winner Victorem.

Newgate Farm sold the full sister to Wolf Moon for $40,000 this year at Inglis Classic to Kavanagh Racing.

Anabaa’s Legacy was on-sold last year with Australian Bloodstock purchasing her for $75,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. She has a weanling colt by Capitalist and was covered last spring by So You Think.

Wandjina has had a number of smart winners this season headed by his Group II winner Mamaragan and stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $11,000 this spring.


Wandjina in upcoming sales:
Wimmers Prem. Soft Drinks Mdn 1200m
Sunshine Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.72
Wolf Moon
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 56.5
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Anabaa's Legacy (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
Soul Dancer
T: Desleigh Forster J: Taylor Marshall 54.5
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Baranbali (AUS) (Rory's Jester (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $14,000
V:Tallarook Chambers Flat Qld
B: Michael Sherrin
Central America
T: Steven O'Dea J: Justin Huxtable 54
3f Sebring (AUS) x Granados (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Turangga Farm Scone NSW
B: Proven Thoroughbreds/Steve O'Dea Racing
The Actuary
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 54.5
2f Sebring (AUS) x Fast Talker (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Gollan Rcg/J Foote Bstock/Black Soil Bstock
Mary Jane
T: R L Heathcote J: Adin Thompson 54.5
4m Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Kiss An Angel (AUS) (Piccolo (GB))
Kuru Lass
T: Tony Haydon J: A Mallyon 56.5
4m Bianconi (USA) x Red Emblem (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Haydon Racing
Bring Me Showers
T: Steven O'Dea J: Ms S Thornton 56.5
4m Sebring (AUS) x Squalls (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Canning Downs Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Proven Thoroughbreds
Durundur Lad
T: S A Mackinnon J: Jake Bayliss 58.5
4g Duporth (AUS) x Woodstock Hussey (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Ms Spicy
T: Chris Anderson J: Boris Thornton 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Zalila (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM National Weanling Sale $40,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
Love Over Gold
T: G D Hickman J: N Day 58
3g Hvasstan (AUS) x Take A Guess (AUS) (Tycoon Ruler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $26,000
V:Clear Mountain Fairview Pty Ltd Greenmount Qld
B: Michael Maxworthy
Hector The Hero
T: T Button J: Ms S Lacy 58
3g Unusual Suspect (USA) x Wine Mixer (AUS) (Husson (ARG))