Ventura Storm salutes in Moonee Valley Cup

 

European stayers continue to dominate throughout the Spring Carnival, as VENTURA STORM claimed victory in the Moonee Valley Cup Gr2  today under a brilliant ride from Mark Zahra. 

A delighted David Hayes said after the race:  “It is great when a plan comes off and I liked how Mark grabbed the race by the neck. The horse is in the zone at the moment, and he will give us a great thrill in the Melbourne Cup.” 

VENTURA STORM was a private purchase in November 2016 in a deal brokered by ASTUTE BLOODSTOCK, who also imported Australian Cup winner HARLEM for the same stable. 

Congratulations to all the owners: 

Scott Perrin, Barry Pang, Behari Gupta, Marino Angelini, Bryan Dorman,

Andrew Harrison, Rupert Legh, Joe Pulitano, John Charlton, Garry Austin,

Robert Hill Smith, John Valmorbidia,  Michael Whiting.

 

 

 

 

 

David Hayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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