Moth flies the flag for Victoria

Smart two-year-old filly Flying Moth will be flying the flag for Victoria on Saturday night at Bathurst.

Flying Moth, raced by long-time stable clients in Len and Irene Parker, has drawn saddlecloth number seven in the $102,000 Gold Tiara Group 1 Final.

The Art Major-sired filly is the sole Victorian representative in the prestigious event which just oozes with class.

Regular stable driver Damian Wilson, who steered Flying Moth to a Melbourne victory two starts ago, will again partner the filly after earlier this week gaining a medical certificate clearance to drive in NSW.

“Damo” was forced to step down in a heat of the Tiara, with Nathan Jack taking the reins to fill second placing behind Rubies For Tash.

The wide draw hasn’t done Flying Moth any favors, but the youngster possesses electrifying gate-speed so she could be handily placed with an ounce of luck.


Connections of stable pin-up boy Barimah have decided to give the Bettors Delight gelding a well earnt rest after a solid campaign in recent months.

Raced by Pooba Govender along with the Cormack and Nicholson families, Barimah posted four wins and three minor placings from 13 appearances this season for a handy $66,000 in stakemoney.

His impressive lifetime summary reads 30 starts for 10 wins and seven placings for earnings of more than $125,000.

Tony was delighted with Barimah’s effort in the recent Kilmore Cup, finishing 6th behind boom Emma Stewart pacer Yankee Rockstar.

After being caught wide early, Barimah was restrained and his effort to then finish just seven metres from the winner was pleasing.

“He has done a terrific job for us and I have no doubts at all that he will come back bigger and stronger after a spell,” Tony said.