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Victorian trifecta in G1 Goodwood

Flamberge

Flamberge has firmed dramatically in pre-post markets for the G1 Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) next month after his brilliant victory in the G1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.

The Contract Racing sprinter led home a Victorian trifecta ahead of Lord Of The Sky and Under The Louvre on Saturday. Bookmakers immediately tumbled his Stradbroke quote from $71 into $26.

Flamberge (Exceed And Excel) broke through at the elite level in Adelaide after Group 3 victories in Melbourne (The Heath 1100 & Standish Hcp) and Sydney (Sebring Stakes). “We will discuss the Stradbroke but this bloke is best when kept fresh,” trainer Peter Moody said. “I would rather he heads to the paddock now and be ready for the spring carnival.”

Contract Racing owners David and Jenny Moodie bred him from their multiple stakes winning mare Razor Blade (Blazing Sword). She has also foaled the Flemington stakes winners Curtana (Exceed And Excel) and Sunburnt Land (Scenic).

“Congratulations to the Moodie family, it’s well-deserved,” Moody added. “They breed their own stock and they’re good, tough racehorses.”

The Group 1 victory came just 24 hours after David Moodie was named Chairman of Racing Victoria. Jenny is a committee member of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Victoria.

It was Moody’s second Goodwood following his Victorian bred champion Black Caviar. “I wasn’t as confident as I was three years ago,” Moody laughed. “I’ve probably underrated him as much as anyone but he faced the breeze today and really knuckled down in the straight.”

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