Moritz Eclipse Wins on Debut

The Pencarrow Stud-bred Moritz Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Battocchi) was an impressive winner on debut in the S$75,000 Restricted Maiden (1200m) in Singapore last night.

Trained by Steven Burridge, last night was Moritz Eclipse’s first outing after a winning trial in Singapore over 1000m just three weeks ago.

One of the first horses away, Moritz Eclipse was ridden by apprentice rider K A’lsisuhairi from an inside barrier, setting the pace with El Camino (NZ) (Tobique) racing on the outside of him.

Moritz Eclipse entered the home stretch with the lead and kicked away from the field inside 300m to gain victory by one-and-a-half-lengths over Roger (NZ) (Swiss Ace) and El Camino who finished in second and third place respectively.

The three-year-old gelding was purchased at NZB’s 2014 Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs by Iman Hartono for $50,000 from Kilgravin Lodge, and is now raced by the Eclipse Racing Stable.

Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, the son of Darci Brahma is out of dual stakes winning mare Battocchi (Success Express), winner of the Listed Matriarch Stakes and the Listed Ballarat Cup. Moritz Eclipse is a half-brother to the winner of the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap Guiseppina (Johar) and is a full-brother to stakes placegetter Micken, runner-up in the Group 2 Wellington Guineas.

Moritz Eclipse was the first of two Pencarrow Stud-bred runners to win last night with Valbuena (Darci Brahma x Vega Sicilia) winning the S$125,000 Singapore TC Open Handicap.