Street Cry (Machiavellian – Helen Street, by Troy) gelding Sea Lord (Street Cry – Dream Lass, by Dream Well) has reaped the benefits of a love of the Moonee Valley track by winning Friday’s Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
The gelding, a $NZ400,000 purchase at the 2009 NZB Premier Yearling Sale, won a Listed race for his original trainer David Payne before his new handler Stephen Brown bought the horse as part of a package deal including stakes winner Winter King (One Cool Cat – Something Special, by Bletchingly).
“We bought him in Sydney with a horse called Winter King. He came in a package,” Brown said. “I more wanted Winter King but I am happy to have him too.”
Sea Lord took an instant liking to the Moonee Valley track, winning his first two starts for Brown at the track, including the Listed Chandler McLeod Stakes (1200m) in September last year.
The five-year-old won another sprint at the track during last October’s Cox Plate carnival before becoming a Group winner with his latest-pace success.
“We drew one and the rail was the place to be so just lead on him and run him,” Brown said. “It’s good when you have got little horses like him in the stable and he’s getting better.”
Another son of Street Cry, the outstanding Group 1 performer Whobegotyou (Street Cry – Temple Of Peace, by Carnegie) also relished racing at Moonee Valley, winning four Group 2 races at the unique track, including two editions of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m).