Member Login

Flashy Fella worth punt

Robert Edwards, The West Australian

Dual Victoria Derby-winning trainer Michael Moroney will pay a $4400 late entry fee to have progressive stayer Flashy Fella included in the field for tomorrow fortnight's $400,000 WATC Derby (2400m).

Moroney has Flashy Fella booked to fly out of Melbourne with Ausdrill Karrakatta Plate hot-shot Alezan Thunder this morning.

Moroney, who won the Victoria Derby with Second Coming in 1997 and Monaco Consul (2009), is chasing two derbies with the son of top New Zealand stallion Thorn Park. The $500,000 SA Derby (2500m), run at Morphettville on May 5, is firmly on the table.

"We have to come a fortnight before the derby because of the way the flights are with Easter next weekend," Moroney said. "The way the two derbies fall, there is a chance he can run in both."

Moroney has ample time to pay the entry fee with the final declarations not taken until Tuesday week.

Rohan is a hot $2.40 favourite on Player to win tomorrow's Melvista Stakes (2200m) in the final colts and geldings prelude into the derby.

Caiguna, as a $3 favourite in tomorrow's WA Oaks (2400m), heads the fillies' charge.

Flashy Fella earned his ticket for Perth with his determined win in last Saturday's Centenary Plate (2000m) at Caulfield.

Jockey Glenn Boss took the initiative to dash Flashy Fella round the field and lead mid-race when the tempo slackened, before being headed by Specter in the straight and fighting on to beat Kukri and Thy in a tight finish.

The gelding was at $101 a start before, when he flashed into second behind Upbeat in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield on February 25.

Moroney brought Flashy Fella across from NZ last year to run at the Brisbane winter carnival, finishing 11th to Hot Snitzel in the Group 2 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 4.

"He is not bred to stay but he certainly knows how to run when he gets over a distance," Moroney said.

Moroney said Brad Rawiller would ride Flashy Fella in the Ballymore stable's first assault on the WATC Derby. Rawiller won the Kingston Town Classic twice on Niconero (2006 and 2008) and the 2010 WATC Derby aboard Chartreux for trainer David Hayes.


[30 Mar 12]

TUESDAY AT TE AROHA (New Zealand)

TUESDAY AT TE AROHA
[13 Nov 18] Two runners, including Iridessa (Eurozone) pictured  more...

COLORADO STATE TO DEBUT ON MONDAY (Australia)

COLORADO STATE TO DEBUT ON MONDAY
[12 Nov 18] Colorado State is our runner on Monday as we bid to extend the winning streak for the stable.  more...

SUNDAY AT HASTINGS (New Zealand)

SUNDAY AT HASTINGS
[11 Nov 18] Two runners, including capable mare Bridal Veil (Niagara), resuming  more...
STAFF WANTED (NZ) [29 Oct 18]
RUBY A GEM (NZ) [25 Apr 18]
AVEC MOI WINS (NZ) [07 Mar 18]
BORN TO WIN (Aus) [28 Aug 17]
Girl Power! (NZ) [15 Sep 16]
100 Looms! (Aus) [21 Jul 16]
She's A Rose (Aus) [09 Jul 16]
Ararat Trio (Aus) [17 May 16]
Two Guineas! (Aus) [04 Mar 16]
Tulsa Resumes (Aus) [05 Feb 16]
Extra Smart! (Aus) [02 Sep 15]
Sandown Trio. (Aus) [01 Sep 15]
Rose Blooms! (Aus) [31 Aug 15]
Saturday Trio (Aus) [17 Jul 15]
Quiet Weekend (Aus) [25 Jun 15]
Sandown Trio (Aus) [03 Mar 15]
Garud At Best (Aus) [29 Dec 14]
Christmas Joy (Aus) [28 Dec 14]
Thursday Trio (Aus) [25 Nov 14]
RIP Araldo (Aus) [05 Nov 14]
Miz Flies! (Aus) [04 Aug 14]
Tasmanian Duo (Aus) [25 Feb 14]
Midweek Duo (Aus) [21 Jan 14]
Weekend Trio (Aus) [06 Dec 13]
Sale duo (Aus) [25 Sep 13]
On A Roll! (NZ) [17 Aug 13]
Te Rapa Duo (NZ) [15 Aug 13]
Confidence! (Aus) [26 Jul 13]
Lady Fires (Aus) [29 Mar 13]
Ararat Double (Aus) [12 Feb 13]
A Major win (Aus) [10 Nov 12]
Sale Saturday (Aus) [06 Sep 12]
A Magic start (Aus) [09 Apr 12]
Flashy flies! (Aus) [24 Mar 12]
Two for two! (Aus) [04 Nov 11]
What a week! (Aus) [03 Oct 11]
Born To Win! (Aus) [01 Oct 11]
Dashing Duke (Aus) [06 Jul 11]
She Rocks! (Aus) [18 Jun 11]
Busy weekend! (Aus) [03 Jun 11]
The Team (Aus) [09 Apr 11]
A Sale double (Aus) [28 Feb 11]
He's a Moral! (Aus) [18 Nov 10]
Oaks Day 2010 (Aus) [02 Nov 10]
A big weekend (Aus) [08 Jan 10]
Take That! (Aus) [02 Dec 09]