Prominent South African owner Markus Jooste was a Top 5 buyer at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale but it was one of his bargains that bolted in at Clairwood on Sunday.
Rich Girl (2f Rock of Gibraltar — Miss Moguls by Giant’s Causeway) cost Jooste just $11,000 out of the Chatswood Stud draft at Oaklands Junction. She had finished second on debut last month and followed up with a five length runaway in the Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) down the straight course at Clairwood.
Miss Moguls is a half-sister to the dam Rock of Gibraltar filly Tariks, a juvenile stakes performer at Flemington and Cheltenham. Another precocious filly in the family is Catnipped (Rory’s Jester) who won a G2 Maribyrnong Plate and Magic Millions Classic.
Chatswood Stud sold Miss Moguls for a mere $600 at last year’s Inglis Great Southern Sale. She was purchased by Balnarring based John Ferguson of Kineld Thoroughbreds.
Ferguson bred two Group 2 winners last year — Escado (Casino Prince) in the SAJC Derby and Se Sauver (Bel Esprit) in the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes.
He mated Miss Moguls with Cherokee Rose Stud stallion Floral Pegasus (FuPeg) in September.