+64 21 762 559 (Gordon Cunningham)
Latest NewsNew Zealand BloodstockUnforgottenWeekend runnersTulipNearco StudTe AkauLong leafFanaticHeroic ValourLindsay Park RacingMighty BossMonday Wrap upWeekend wrap upDistinctive DarciBelle du NordTheanswermyfriendManolo BlahniqChris WallerFirst SealKuroRodricoAge of chivarlyHayesTribal WisdomLisdoonvarnaMick PriceGlobal ThinkingMay SaleNZBReady To RunAlmost courtAsgard MassifDabernigLoose cannonOnly TigerProvocativeRed DawnSingaporeWeaponryChampion ThoruoghbredsCoolmoreFlying FeetGokoGold MagGraeme SandersHe Kin FlyHenry DwyerI'm IncredibleIn a twinklingJoe PrideJohn ThompsonMark TreloarRocknrollaSean KiernanStephen MarshThe everestThunder Down UnderTofaneAbsolut ExcelenciaAustralian OaksBallymoreBlizzardBlue on BlackChina Horse ClubDarren WeirDavid BrowneDebbie SweeneyEl chapoEmma-Lee BrowneFastnet RockFlemingtonGo racingHeart Of CourageHigh ClassJimmy LincolnKarakaMarblesMongolian beautyMoroneyParis RockPitmanRafflesRoc de BankRockfastSandersShaune RitchieStephen RalphSuper easySweeneyTe akau racingTony NoonanTony PikeWhat Choux WantAdelaide CupAdrian BottAdrian ClarkAll Star MileAlysha CollettAndrew WilliamsAndy WilliamsAspect ratioAudioAustramoreBak Da PrincessBankside BelleBesty CoupBeyond The DreamBoxing Day RacesBroodmare Pedigree UpdatesBroodmare SaleBye Bye BelleCalder BloodstockCaulfieldCaulfield CupCaulfield GuineasCeltic tigerCeylonChampion ThoroughbredsChrissy BambryConquerorCoup Darci BeCouplandCraig WilliamsCurraghmoreDanny ShumDauphine de franceDave HeywoodDominicDon't Plead GuiltyEcuadorFamily LeaderFighting SunFirebird FlyerFirebirdFlyerFlower GirlFoal WatchFormalityFrankelFreshwater StormGai WaterhouseGolden RoseGolden SlipperGood FaithGordon cunninghmaGorgeous AgainHighflyingHong KongHui Hai StarsJazzmanJohn ChalmersJohn O'SheaJolie's ShinjuJosh ParrJustice GloryKamikaze RebelKaraka MillionKaren FursdonKatagasKeltic RockstarKenjiKiwi BredKool GalLake hayesLand GrantLatestNewsLattaLindsay ParkLindsay RacingLogan RacingLord TurboLot 57MakdanifeManikatoMark WalkerMatrix BloodstockMelbourne CupMerlion TrophyMexican RoseMike MoroneyMill DuckieMulcasterMusignyMyrrhNZ DerbyO'ReillyPedigreePedigree updatesPour MoiPower rushPremierPumpsQue SeraRaeRaffles RacingRetired HorseRuetiggerSacred ShamSaimee JumaatSalamancaSavabeelSecret winShockingSnitzelSomething MajicSpecial MemoriesSun TouchTam O'ShanterTankardThere's No DoubtTip The WinkTony ParkerTouch of silverTracey LammasTyphoon Tracy StakesUno SayuriUpdateWallerWeanling Pedigree UpdatesWeanling SaleWrap UpYesterday's SongsYou're WelcomeZoustar
TAGS

Tofane tops at The Valley

Tofane on her way to winning at Moonee Valley on Saturday - Darryl Sherer
Tofane on her way to winning at Moonee Valley on Saturday

Darryl Sherer

Trainer Michael Moroney had been confident of a strong performance from Group Two performer Tofane leading into Saturday and the four-year-old mare did not disappoint.

Tofane was second-up in the Pfd Food Services (1200m) at Moonee Valley and despite having to travel three-wide most of the trip, she had plenty in the tank to collar leader Haut Brion Hur (Zoustar) with 100m to go and went on to win by .3L.

“She got the right spot to a degree,” Moroney said. “I thought she did a really good job because he (jockey Michael Dee) tried to get in because he was always three wide but he kept her balanced.”

Tofane was coming off a last-start fourth at Sandown in August and Moroney admits there were excuses to that performance.

“We probably made a bit of a blue first up,” he said. “We were well aware we had to get through the class and get her rating up to make some of these races and we thought we would get away with a 1000m and it just didn’t pan out, whether it was running down the hill or whatever happened to her.

“Certainly that run brought her on and she is on the right path.”

Bred by Curraghmore’s Gordon Cunningham and sold privately to Ballymore Stables, Tofane is out of Galileo mare Baggy Green, a three-quarter-sister to Group One winner Youngstar.

“We would like to think she is good enough to run in the mare’s mile on Derby Day if we could get there,” Moroney said. “I think being an Ocean Park out of Galileo mare it is a pretty stout family.

“It is a good staying family and she is showing real speed.” -NZ Racing Desk



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT