Odyssey Moon

$4,400 inc gst
G1 two-year-old, classy sprinter - one of the very best two-year-olds by Snitzel, the phenomenal juvenile sire. Rated a point behind Sizzling and superior to Shamus Award, Wandjina, Spill The Beans and Sooboog at two. Off to a flying start... with his first runner a dominant debut 2YO winner - Berdini's Girl.

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 7 1 2 1 1
Three 12 2 1 4 1
Four 3 1 - - -
Total 22 4 3 5 2
At Two
    • 1stInglis Nursery RL, 1000m, Randwick.
    • 2ndSires’ Produce G1, 1400m, Randwick, to Pride Of Dubai, beating English, Pasadena Girl.
    • 2ndSkyline S G2, 1200m, Warwick Farm, to Exosphere.
    • 3rdPago Pago S G2, 1200m, Rosehill.
    • 4thInglis Classic, 1200m, Rosehill.
At Three
    • 1stHandicap, 1100m, Flemington.
    • 1stHandicap, 1300m, Sandown Hillside.
    • 2ndCarbine Club S G3, 1600m, Randwick.
    • 3rdMcKenzie S L, 1200m, Moonee Valley.
    • 3rdBendigo Guineas L, 1400m, Bendigo.
    • 3rdStraight Six L, 1200m, Flemington.
    • 4thZedative S G3, 1200m, Caulfield.
At Four
  • 1stStandish H G3, 1200m, Flemington.

Pedigree

Danehill, Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel: hails from a line of three of the most successful stallions in Australian racing and auction history. Out of an Arch mare, like hit US sire Uncle Mo; her half-sister won two of the greatest prizes for fillies in America.

By SNITZEL Oakleigh Plate G1, etc. Sire of 9 crops of racing age, 706 starters, 58 Stakes winners, 2 champions, 492 winners, including
SHAMUS AWARD
 (champion, WS Cox Plate G1), SWEET IDEA (Galaxy G1), RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (Galaxy G1), SNITZERLAND
(Lightning S G1) SIZZLING (TJ Smith G1), INVADER (Sires’ Produce G1), SUMMER PASSAGE (NZ Sires’ Produce G1), TAN TAT SUN
(champion in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Classic Mile), WANDJINA (Australian Guineas G1), etc.

1st dam Run To The Moon by Arch. Dam of 3 runners, 3 winners:
   ODYSSEY MOON See left.
   LUNAR SNITZEL (f by Snitzel) Winner at 3 and 4.
   PRIMALUNA (f by Charge Forward) Winner at 5.

2nd dam MOON DRONE by Drone. 7 wins, 2 to 4, 2nd Durazna S. Dam of 6 runners, 5 winners:
   JOSTLE (f by Brocco) 8 wins at 2 and 3, CCA Oaks G1, Alabama S  G1, Demoiselle S G2, Black-Eyed Susan S G2, Cotillion H G2, Selima
   S G3, Polly Drummond S, 2nd Mother Goose S G1,  Hempstead H G1, Pimlico Distaff H G3, Comely S G3, 3rd Bed  o’ Roses Breeders’
   Cup H G3, Banshee Breeze H. Dam of:
     ADIRONDACK KING (g by Lawyer Ron)Auld Lang Syne S, Challenger S, 2nd West Virginia Governor’s S, Barbaro S, Swatara S,
     Majestic Light S, Harrison E Johnson Memorial S, 3rd Southwest S G3, Native Dancer S.
     Fire Assay (f by Medaglia d’Oro) 2nd Wayward Lass S, 3rd Obeah S G3.
   Jost d’Oro (f by Medaglia d’Oro) unplaced. Dam of:
     JOSDESANIMAUX (f by Leroidesanimaux) Panama City S, Florida Sire Jewel Princess S, 2nd Pleasant Acres Distaff Turf.

3rd dam Cute Little Moon by Ack Ack. 2 wins at 4, 2nd Penelope S. Dam of 7 runners, 5 winners:
   FOOLIN SPRUCE (f by Big Spruce) Spring Bonnet S, 2nd Cleveland Oaks, 3rd National Jockey Club Oaks. Grand-dam of:
     MAL GUAPO (g by Into Mischief) 12 wins to 2017. New track record at Keeneland over 2000m.
   MOON DRONE (f by Drone) see above.

4th dam Sun Reality by In Reality. 4 wins at 2 and 4, 2nd La Centinela S, 3rd Santa Clara S. Half-sister to CHAIRMAN OTH’BOARD G3, sire, NIGHT INVADER, sire, GADGET MAN, FABULOUS PROSPECT, Bright Affair. Dam of 5 runners, 4 winners:
   Really Dear (f by Caro) 3rd Frills And Ribbons H. Dam of:
     Search For Reality (f by Regal Search) 3rd April Run S.

Conformation

Athletic and well-muscled – which is a trait of the good Snitzels. A good-sized horse with plenty of substance and a lovely walk. Great colour and quality. If he throws yearlings who look like him we will be in good shape.’ Olly Tait

Progeny

Berdini’s Girl (18f, Bernardini, King’s Best). Winner at 1000m, A$98,520, 2nd BRC Mirvac Tulloch House 2YO H., SCTC Encryption First Crop Yearlings H., 3rd BRC Spirit of Boom Classic, Gr.2, SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers Classic 2YO H., 4th BRC Oxlade S., L, BRC Dalrello S., L

Peregrination (18g, Danehill, Diesis). 2 wins from 1200m to 1206m, A$67,515

Phases (18g, Strategic, Lochrae). Winner at 1300m, A$31,670

Moon Reader (18f, Street Cry, Orientate). Winner at 1200m, A$37,345

Moon Stories (18g, Tale of the Cat, Riverman). Winner at 1612m, A$24,080

Schwoon (18g, More Than Ready, Flying Spur). Winner at 1000m, A$19,900

Odyssey Moon Videos

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