PROMINENT owner Allan Endresz predicts Wolf Moon could prove to be a better galloper than his group 1 winner and illustrious stablemate Alligator Blood.
Wolf Moon created a huge impression after he gapped his rivals by more than three lengths on debut at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night.
The son of Wandjina is raced by the same syndicate that owns Alligator Blood and is also trained by David Vandyke and was ridden by Ryan Maloney.
Although the win was in maiden grade, Endresz said Wolf Moon hardly got out of first gear and has the potential to be his next group 1 winner.
"It was a sensational debut and we couldn't have been any more rapt in the performance," Endresz said.
"Ryan told me he never got the horse out of first gear.
"He said he was a bit nervous in the straight how much petrol he spent considering how fast he jumped out of the blocks.
"But Ryan said he only had to give him a little click-up in the straight and Wolf Moon exploded and still had a heap left in the tank."
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Alligator Blood also made an impressive debut on the Sunshine Coast as a two-year-old when he produced a barnstorming finish to score a thrilling win.
The son of All Too Hard proved to be one of the best three-year-olds in the country after finishing runner-up in the Caulfield Guineas.
Alligator Blood also won the group 1 Australian Guineas.
Endresz said Wolf Moon could also target the Caulfield Guineas in the spring.
"Ryan is of the opinion Wolf Moon is three lengths better than Alligator Blood at the same stage of their careers," he said.
"It's obviously a big call but David (Vandyke) also told me we have got another Alligator Blood on our hands.
"So the whole camp is pretty excited at the minute."
While Alligator Blood thrust Endresz into the spotlight as an owner, the polarising businessman said he was determined to prove to his critics it wasn't a fluke.
"We picked Alligator Blood ourselves from the sales and Wolf Moon from the paddock," he said.
"So Wolf Moon's win was a bit sentimental and shows that picking Alligator Blood wasn't just a fluke.
"We paid $125,000 for him before he went to sale.
"Gai Waterhouse's team was also interested in the horse and came to us with an offer for $250,000 which only fuelled our confidence.
"It was certainly a big endorsement in what we were doing.
"We looked at quite a few horses that day and two gallopers made the short-list.
"Obviously Wolf Moon and Mamaragan who won the group 2 Skyline Stakes in February.
"Both horses are sired by Wandjina."
Endresz said Wolf Moon would bypass next month's group 1 $350,000 JJ Atkins, (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
The JJ Atkins is the premier race for two-year-olds over the Brisbane carnival.
Wolf Moon would instead target an easier race over the carnival to boost his prizemoney and become eligible for races like the Caulfield Guineas.