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Moody Unveils Valuable Fastnet Rock Filly
Well-bred 3YO filly Miralago (Fastnet Rock-Gretchen, by Bahhare) will step out for the first time in the GRC Function & Event Centre Maiden Plate (1200m) at Geelong today. The daughter of Fastnet Rock was a $280,000 purchase for trainer Peter Moody at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the consignment of Matamata-based nursery Blandford Lodge. Miralago's NZ-bred dam Gretchen (raced as Star Of Gretchen in Australia), was a talented mare whose best performances were as runner-up to Rinky Dink in the 2004 Gr1 SAJC Australasian Oaks & 3rd in the Gr3 Coongy Handicap the same year. Gretchen is a half-sister to dual NZ stakes winner Silky Red Boxer and is also closely related to NZ Gr3 winner Black Sun & Gr2 winner Soleil Rouge.