07/22/2005 11:00PM

Silver Moose worth far more than $30K now


Eddie Broome was hoping to pick up a solid racehorse when he claimed Silver Moose back in March at Gulfstream Park.

Broome got his wish, and more.

Silver Moose ($8.40) became a stakes winner when he took the $55,000 Anderson Fowler for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Monmouth Park.

The $30,000 investment by owner-trainer Broome has produced two wins in four starts for the new barn, and the latest was the sweetest.

Julian Pimentel gave Silver Moose a patient ride in the five-furlong sprint on firm turf.

Silver Moose, fifth in the early stages, rallied for a neck victory over Yes Yes Yes with Swissle Stick third. The winner was clocked in 56.46 seconds.

"Eddie told me to sit behind and make one move," Pimentel said. "They were running hard early and we sat chilly."

Concorde's Edge, a winner of two straight, including Monmouth's Gilded Time Stakes on June 25, did not break alertly. He was away a step slow and could not control the pace, radically altering the anticipated pace scenario.

Diamond Wildcat got to the front and clung to a pressured lead over Yes Yes Yes, Pinch the Clown, and Concorde's Tune. The early battle set the stage for a three-wide move by Silver Moose.

"When he got clear, he took off," Pimentel said.

With the victory, Silver Moose has cemented his niche.

"We will keep him on the grass now because it looks like he's a lot better on turf than he was on the dirt," Broome said.

Since the claim, Silver Moose is 2-1-0 in three grass sprints.