Beach Front was an appropriate winner of the Telstra Phonewords Hcp (1200m) when the National Apprentice Series moved to Moonee Valley last Friday night.

The consistent mare is a homebred for Contract Racing’s David and Jennie Moodie & Musk Creek Farm’s David Kobritz and Teresa Poon.

Beach Front (4m Strategic – Cos Snip by Snippets) is prepared by Brent Stanley and his team races out of Kyneton under the Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds banner. Stanley is one of Victoria’s up-and-coming trainers and he knows what it takes to make the big time having won the 1996 Caulfield Cup as an apprentice on the Contract Racing mare Arctic Scent.

His first win as a trainer was with Beach Front at Moonee Valley in December. “She was with Peter Moody but wasn’t making the grade there,” Stanley said. “She’s come good as an older horse and has won five races since coming here twelve months ago.”

Star Tasmanian apprentice Sigrid Carr piloted Beach Front who is from a winning daughter of Ossie Cossie (Mister C). She was a speed machine winning 19 races up to 1200m including the LR Lightning Stakes at Randwick.

Cos Snip’s 3yo filly Liberty Star (Statue Of Liberty) and 2yo filly Moon Tide (Hard Spun) are both unraced. The mare foaled a colt by Master Of Design in October.

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