Brilliant Win for Big Money
Talented sprinter Big Money (5g Choisir x Lyn's Money, by Humam) recaptured his best form with a vengeance at Doomben on Saturday cruising clear to win the Group III BRC George Moore Stakes. Trained at Scone by Rod Northam, Big Money was a bit below par in two unplaced runs in Melbourne during the spring, but bounced back to win this 1200 metre sprint by a length and a quarter. A $75,000 Inglis Scone Yearling Sale purchase from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Big Money has won eight races and been second four times from 14 starts earning $481,160 in prizemoney. Big Money will now head towards the Listed BRC Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on December 20 with Northam keen to test his sprinter over the slightly longer journey with a view to races like the Group I BRC Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) during the Winter Carnival. Bred by Phil Gunter, who shares in his ownership, Big Money is the third and final foal of Lyn’s Money, who died in 2009. A good metropolitan winner of eight races and over $160,000 in prizemoney, Lyn’s Money came from the family of Perth stakes-winner Lynsted Lad. Big Money is yet another smart sprinter for former Royal Ascot hero and now leading sire Choisir, who is currently the leading sire in Australia by individual winners this season. Choisir has a terrific draft of 20 for the 2015 Magic Millions.