Saturday, 12 July 2014
Justify That has
always been a favourite around Peter Moody’s Strathalbyn stables even
though the gelding endured a long run of outs before an overdue win at
Morphettville on Saturday.
The six year-old sprinter had been
winless since October 2012 but connections never lost faith in the
durable son of Greta West Stud sire King Of Prussia. “We sent him up to
Darwin last year and he came back in pretty ordinary condition,” Moody
said. “It’s taken us a long time to get him right.”
(6g King of Prussia – Duty With Honour by West Point) improved his
record to 9 wins and over $280,000 in prizemoney in the Dawn Of Planet
Of Apes Hcp (1400m) on Saturday. “He hasn’t really had a lot of luck
with bad draws,” Moody said. “If you look at his form right from the
start, he’s been a consistent horse and never been beaten by much.”
of his best efforts was in defeat when beaten three lengths at Group 1
level by Platelet in the 2013 Goodwood Hcp. He also finishing third in
the 2012 Pioneer Sprint which is the premier speed event in Alice
Justify That is raced by a partnership that includes
Moody’s son Nigel and Craig Reid. Moody trained in Alice Springs for 30
years and Nigel took over the stables after his parents left the Red
Centre in 2004.
Long-time Wangaratta breeder Alan Price bred
Justify That from Moonee Valley winner Duty With Honour. The mare
foaled a filly by Greta West resident Keep The Faith last year.
of Prussia (Anabaa) is nearing the 400 wins milestone at a 60%
strike-rate. His leading earner this season has been the Rod Symons
trained two year-old Jarka. He won second time out at Cranbourne and
then finished second to top filly Eloping in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold
Rush at Bendigo.
Greta West stands King of Prussia for a $2,200
(inc gst) service fee alongside God’s Own and Keep The Faith. He’s a
no-nonsense option for owner-breeders searching for a sire who can get
talented stock that train on and on.
King of Prussia gelding pictured with Rose and Peter Moody at Strathalbyn