“He just keeps stepping up and it has been a wonderful thrill for us all.
“He is the seventh or eighth generation out of this family and it is just great to get a good horse again.
“He was his own worst enemy there for a while and wanted to win his races at the start.
“It took a couple of runs to get the recipe right, and now he has, it is all good.”
Lord Darci is the first foal out of Wilson’s eight-race winner Madam Victoria, who won four times at Listed level including the 2016 Timaru Stakes (1400m).
A mud-spattered Moseley was sporting a wide grin after the victory, his first in the race.
“I’ve always thought he was a nice up and coming horse but I did think it might be a year too soon for him,” the 55-year-old jockey said.
“With the way the track is playing I thought the older, more seasoned horses might have it but there is no doubt about it, he is a talent.
“Bevan had said to me to ensure I didn’t get there (the lead) too soon and as it turned out I did.
“I just jogged up on the corner and hadn’t moved a muscle on him, but he fought well and is a nice horse in the making.
“I hopped off the winner last year (Major Tom) and this is a race that has eluded me, so this is ticking a box, especially when you get to my age.”
Lord Darci has now won four of his 13 starts and over $115,000 in prizemoney.