Stakes Potential for Planet Voyage
Melbourne – 28 July, 2012
A $190,000 purchase from the Widden Stud draft at Magic Millions, Planet Voyage was in top form at Caulfield on Saturday when taking out the open sprint for two year-old colts and geldings.
The Peter Moody trained son of Exceed and Excel camped just behind the leaders and dashed home to win the 1000 metre sprint by a length, his overall record now two wins and three placings from six starts with prizemoney of $76,500.
“I think the pace played to him,” Moody said. “He might be in the right part of the ground there too and fitness also played a massive part in it.”
Moody said he would keep the youngster in work hoping to snare a stakes victory early in the new season.
“You get away with some of the ones first-up and hopefully we have got time to do that again maybe before the genuine stakes quality horses step out,” Moody said.
“Bearing in mind this horse is stakes placed too and has been competitive in his half a dozen runs to date. He’s done nothing wrong.
“He’ll probably find a little stakes race in the next couple of weeks. He’ll be fourth run in, 110 percent (fit), where some of the others will be off their top as we have probably seen a little bit here today.”
Bred by Gooree Stud and consigned for sale by Widden, Planet Voyage is the first foal for Group III winning Thunder Gulch (USA) mare Pasikatera, who comes from the family of dual Group I winner Tempest