Promising filly Torah (3f Spinning World x Perisher Valley, by Devil’s Bag) has been knocking on the door of a feature race win and finally put the score on the board when proving too strong in the Listed MVRC Essendon Jeep Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
The Peter Moody trained daughter of Spinning World had been placed at four of her previous six starts and few could begrudge the filly her turn to shine.
Ridden perfectly by Luke Nolen, Torah settled off the pace before looming into contention on the turn and racing clear to win the 1600 metre contest by more than a length, with her breeder Stuart Ramsey on hand to celebrate her win.
“It was especially good to win today for the partners,” said Ramsey, who has enjoyed much success with Peter Moody over the years.
“I’m so happy to have this filly here and win a race on a day like this.”
Now that she’s broken the ice, there looks to be more wins in store for Torah, whose sire Spinning World is noted for producing some top class fillies over the years including the likes of Special Harmony, Heavenly Glow and Lyrical Bid.
“She travelled like a winner long way out,” said winning rider Luke Nolen.
“She’s a very fit horse and when I gave her a squeeze, she put the race beyond doubt.”
Torah was consigned to the 2010 Inglis Scone Yearling Sale by Ramsey’s Turangga Farm and bought by Moody for $30,000 with Ramsey staying in the filly along with two other partners, John Coates and Angus Douglas.
Torah is the first foal of imported Devil’s Bag mare Perisher Valley (USA), who traces back to US Group I winner Miss Toshiba, whose many stakes-winning descendants include Australian Group I winner Isolda and stakes-winners Bid Spotter, Presumed Innocent, Upstaged and Youhadyourwarning.
Perisher Valley has a two year-old full sister to Torah called Snowy World that was sold for $22,500 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale earlier this year and has already foaled this spring producing a filly by Al Maher.
Torah is the 43rd stakes-winner worldwide for Coolmore stalwart Spinning World.