Goldencents Colt Impresses on Meydan Debut

1st at Mey, AED165kMdn (1600m)Winner: Moshaher, c, 3 by Goldencents

Moshaher | DRC/Erika Rasmussen

1st-MEY, AED165,000, Mdn, NH/SH3yo, 1600m, 1:40.81, ft.
MOSHAHER (c, 3, Goldencents–Miss Valiant, by Valiant Nature) tossed his hat into the local Classics fray with a dominant debut display. First away, bay colt was outrun and settled fifth for the opening quarter mile, then pulled Pat Dobbs up towards the front to sit three deep on the pace. Given his head leaving the 600-metre marker, Moshaher put pay to front-running Weld Aldar (GB) (Universal {Ire}) in upper stretch and stayed on strongly through the final furlong to defeat Lacienegaboulevard (Shanghai Bobby) by 6 1/4 lengths. “We were very hopeful coming into the race, because his work at home has been exceptional, but you just never know if they will reproduce that,” winning trainer Doug Watson said. “He did not trial, as he arrived a bit late, but we did work him out of the gates and he did everything right. We think he is a nice horse, so it is nice to see him win like that first time out.” The winner, produced by a half-sister to 2001 GI Mother Goose S. winner Fleet Renee (Seattle Slew), is kin to Valtrus (Lemon Drop Kid), SP, $249,329; and Fearsome (Speightstown), SW, $209,973. Sales history: $55,000 Ylg '17 KEESEP; $87,000 2yo '18 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $26,958. VIDEO
O-H and B; B-Darlene & Jeff Wahman (KY); T-Doug Watson.


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