Jun 20, 2018

Testament to the patience of Messrs Almana and Humby

MOON BIRD won for the second time – after a long lay off sanctioned by patient owner Gavin Almanza and trainer Shane Humby – at Scottsville yesterday. Donnovan Dillon helped the cause with a very professional and precise ride.

MOON BIRD is by the Lanwades sire Alado and is out of a Lanwades imported GB bred mare CAROLINA MOON – a mare who has produced three good Alados so far: HALF MOON HOTEL (5 wins and stakes placed), AWESOMENESS (2yo debutante winner now maturing well at 3) and MOON BIRD.

All these were produced in the Allan-managed Alado Project based at Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud where Alado stands.

He is excellent value with runners such as ROCKET COUNTDOWN (Gr2 winner Gr3 placed, runner in The Vodacom July) – Bass Racing, R340,000 purchase and multiple scorer APOLLO STAR – Goodhope Racing, PALE LILAC and FLYING WINGER – both double winners for Alec Laird, Vaughan Marshall’s ADORADA and Duncan Howells BALTIC AMBER to fly the flag.

Pic of #MoonBird and @DonovanDillon7 winning at Scottsville y’day: @Lanwades sire #Alado and @Lanwades dam #CarolinaMoon – full bro to a 5xw (Spl) and a 2yo debut