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Major double gets Moss Vale off the mark

RATHBARRY STUD resident Moss Vale broke his duck as a sire in spectacular style on Friday when two of his first-crop progeny trained by Ger Lyons shed their maiden tags.

Greek Canyon, who had finished fifth on both his first two starts, won a 6f maiden at Cork. Heis trained by Lyons for Sean Jones.

He was bred by J. Hanly, Skymarc Farm and Castlemartin Stud and is the first foal out of the unraced Dalakhani mare Lazaretta, who is in turn a daughter of Grade 2 Woodbine Nassau Stakes winner Siringas, from the family of Haydock Sprint Cup winner Cherokee Rose.

Lyons bought Greek Canyon, one of 84 two-year-olds to race for Moss Vale, for 15,000gns from the consignment of Ballyhimikin Stud at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Just an hour later, Lyons sent out Muckle Bahoochie, a daughter of Moss Vale, to win at the second time of asking in a 5f maiden at Dundalk for owner David Redvers.

Muckle Bahoochie was bred by the Multiple Syndicate and is the first foal out of the winning Mull Of Kintyre mare Multiple, a half-sister to German Group 3 winner Shinko's Best, who is by Moss Vale's sire Shinko Forest.

Redvers bought Muckle Bahoochie for €27,000 from the consignment of Castletown Stud at the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale.

Moss Vale won eight races including the Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene and two Group 3s - the Greenlands Stakes and Phoenix Sprint - before being drafted in to Rathbarry to replace his deceased sire Shinko Forest.

His fee at Rathbarry Stud this year is €4,000.





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