Sepoy's half brother wins at Sandown
The heaviest track in Melbourne this year proved no deterrent to Sepoy’s little brother Mulaazem who posted a 10 length win at Sandown on Sunday.
At his last chance to win as a two-year-old, the colt, a Dubai Destination half brother to last season’s champion juvenile, Mulaazem handled the ground with ease unlike Sepoy who struggled in the wet at his last career start in the July Cup at Newmarket.
Trained by Peter Moody for His Excellency Nasser Lootah, Mulaazem had finished second on debut earlier this month.
“I didn’t really know what to expect in the conditions,” Moody said.
“He doesn’t exert himself at home.
“We put winkers on today which may have helped.
“I think there is a good race or two in him.”
Mulaazem’s stablemate Grand Daughter was sent out the $2.80 favourite in the Cove Hotel Hcp (1300m) but beat just one runner home in conditions several jockeys described as the heaviest they had encountered.
“He just travelled like he was on top of the ground,” Mulaazem’s rider Vlad Duric said.
Nasser Lootah’s Emirates Park paid $55,000 for Mulaazem’s dam Watchful at the 2009 Inglis broodmare sale.
She was part of a reduction of Darley mares and was carrying Mulaazem at the time.
Sepoy, winner of the 2011 Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper, will stand at Darley Australia this spring.