Duble Barrel Daisy scored a special win for trainer Darren Weir at Moonee Valley on Monday.
The Super VOBIS qualified filly broke her maiden by five lengths at Donald last month but only had a nose to spare in the Essendon Hyundai Hcp (1000m). “It was a head-bobber and I wasn’t sure whether we had won,” Weir said. “It was a good effort and she’s heading in the right direction.”
Duble Barrel Daisy (3f Dubleo – African Lily by Johannesburg) is a homebred for Angela Taylor-Moy who is an integral part of Weir’s Forest Lodge stable at Ballarat. “It’s a great result for ‘Ang’ and her parents who race this filly. She has been working for me since the early days at Stawell.”
Weir also recalled his formative years after welcoming winning jockey Harry Coffee back to scale. “I learned the ropes from Harry’s uncle Jack Coffey as a young bloke. Later on, his father Austy taught me to be a farrier.”
Duble Barrel Daisy is the first foal of former Coolmore Stud mare African Lily who died in October 2012. Her second dam Hint Of Glory is a half-sister to G1 VRC Emirates Stakes winner Sky Cuddle.
Taylor-Moy has an unnamed two year-old half-brother to Duble Barrel Daisy by Decanter. He is a Chilean bred son of Hussonet who stands at Kedarona Stud south of Pakenham.