Sovereign award for Perth Magic Millions

Moment In Change is the latest feature winner to emerge from the Perth Magic Millions.  Winning the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on Sunday also credited his sire Barely A Moment with a Group 1 first.

Moment In Change (4g Barely A Moment – Europium by Metal Storm) was bred and sold in Western Australia.  Sovereign Stud owner Tracey Knotts put him through the 2010 Magic Millions and received $50,000 from Slade Bloodstock.

“That was a super win,” trainer Peter Moody said.  “It’s no secret I hold him in very regard.  He’s just been dogged by a bit of bad luck.  It was nice to see him get that Group 1 out of the way.”

Moody signalled a start in the Toorak Hcp against champion Sydney mare More Joyous is next on the agenda for Moment Of Change.  He becomes the first Group 1 winner for Cornerstone Stud’s Barely A Moment who was himself a Perth Magic Millions graduate through De Grey Stud.

His dam Europium has a yearling filly by Blackfriars and she foaled a sister to the Sir Rupert Clarke winner on September 2.

Barely A Moment (Gilded Time) was top-class at two winning the 2004 G1 Victorian Sires’ Produce Stakes.  He was runner-up in the Ascot Vale, Caulfield Guineas and Sandown Guineas at three then came back the following spring to win the Group 1 Toorak Hcp – Dubai Cup double at Caulfield.

Barely A Moment stands at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia for $4,950.