JABALI AND CORNROW PLEASE IN JUMP OUTS
Group One Winner Moment Of Change Also Back In Action
Two of the most promising rising three-year-olds heading into the new season pleased trainer Mick Price yesterday, as both Jabali (Exceed And Excel) and Cornrow (Duporth) stepped up their preparations with jump outs at Caulfield yesterday.
Both are yet to shed their maiden tags but have shaped with promise throughout their two-year-old campaigns, with Jabali finishing second to Earthquake (Exceed And Excel) in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) and Cornrow third.
It was Cornrow who stepped out first yesterday, taking part in the morning’s first heat over 750 metres.
Having led throughout, the Todman Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) third was allowed to coast home under no pressure from his rider and was passed close to home by the Peter Moody-trained Harvest Start (Sebring), with Price suggesting there is more work to do on his fitness at this stage.
Moment Of Change Impresses
The three-time Group One winner Moment Of Change (Barely A Moment) was an eye-catching winner of the sixth heat of the morning at Caulfield jump outs yesterday.
Race rider Luke Nolen kept Moment Of Change well off the fence during the 750 metre jump out before the rising six-year-old coasted home to beat the Mick Price-trained Stratigraphy (Stratum).
The gelding added the C F Orr Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) and the Futurity Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) in February to his 2012 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) victory and left trainer Peter Moody delighted with his effort yesterday.
"That was good, he just had a bowl around," Moody told Racing Victoria. "He'll have another trial next week, just to blow the cobwebs off."
Dare To Dream To Eucallea Equine
Eucallea Equine have announced that they will stand the Group-placed Dare To Dream (Danehill Dancer) in 2014. “Some of the world's most successful owners and judges of racehorses and stallions in Sir Patrick Hogan, Dato Tan Chin Nam and Richard Pegum bought into the horse as a racing prospect and they have kept ownership of him to stand at stud,” said Fiona Mylan of Eucallea Equine. Placed second in the 2012 Lexus Stakes (registered as Hotham Handicap) (Gr 3, 2500m), Dare To Dream will stand for $2,750 (inc GST).