Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?

May 9, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?

After scoring Adelaide’s premier sprint The Goodwood 12 months ago with his flawless turf queen Black Caviar, Victoria’s leading trainer Peter Moody returns to Morphettville this weekend aiming for another win in the autumn classic with Moment Of Change.

Moment Of Change

Moment Of Change is favourite to win Saturday's 2013 The Goodwood. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Race 7 at 4:05pm (local time) this Saturday, the $500,000 Group 1 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood (1200m) originally drew 18 acceptors for the 2013 edition.

The field however is down to 17 with the early scratching of #9 Shellscrape.

Latest The Goodwood odds are led by Moody’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Moment Of Change who pays $2.10 to secure their second Group 1 victory.

The Barley A Moment four-year-old had two good runs earlier this prep when second in both the Lighting Stakes to Black Caviar and the Newmarket Handicap to Shamexpress, but failed to continue the good form last start when dead last behind Pierro in the Canterbury Stakes on March 23.

Ready to bounce back here Moment Of Change is now in barrier five for The Goodwood, but can they overcome their 58.5kg topweight and poor last start to win?

Moody certainly believes so.

“He’s just done super since he failed in Sydney,” the master trainer said.

“I know he’s done half of his racing in Sydney but I think that he is far more effective this way of going.

“He showed with a big weight and being left in front so far from home in the Newmarket that he is a great sprinter.

“Moment of Change has a great record in Group 1 races and since he’s been back from Sydney we have been pleased with him.

“I took him to Sandown to trial and he went super and that made our minds up for us to push on to South Australia.”

#1 Moment Of Change – Horse Facts

  • Barrier: 6 (into 5)
  • Jockey: Luke Nolen
  • Trainer: Peter Moody
  • Owners: Slade Moment, Mr J M Barnett, M J W, Mr H D J Sonnenberg, D T K, Mr G Neradovsky, Mr A Davis, Mr R Peck, Mr R K Cook, Mr A Kheir
  • Age: 4YO
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Breeding: by Barley A Moment from Europium
  • Career: 12-5-2-3
  • Win: 41.67%
  • Place: 38.33%
  • Last 6: 31×220
  • Prize Money: $689,888
  • Track: 0-0-0-0
  • Distance: 4-2-1-1
  • Current 2013 The Goodwood Odds: $2.10

Yes – Moment Of Change Can Win The Goodwood 2013

  • Should get a gun run from barrier five, better than their barrier nine of 10 draw in the Canterbury, which is similar to the gate they jumped from when a nose away second in the Newmarket two back and which has produced three previous The Goodwood winners
  • Moody’s number one jockey Luke Nolen rides, having been aboard for three of their past four runs including their Sir Rupert Clark Stakes victory
  • Nolen rode last year’s The Goodwood winner Black Caviar to victory for Moody so there’s form on the trainer and jockey here
  • Great record over the distance (4-2-1-1)
  • Can be forgiven for their last run
  • Is a Group 1 winner so has class
  • Boasts the best Win Rate of the field with 41.67% as well as an excellent Place percentage of 83.33%

No – Moment Of Change Won’t be the 2013 The Goodwood winner

  • Yet to race in Adelaide
  • Needs to bounce back after a failed effort in the Canterbury last time out
  • Carries the 58.5kg top-weight giving the second favourite #17 Yosei ($8) a full six kilo advantage
  • Some other smart types in the mix at juicy prices with claims for an upset including Robert Sangster winner #2 Platelet ($12) and the in-form #3 General Truce ($18)
  • Favourites have a poor record in The Goodwood – Black Caviar (2012) just the second in the past 10 years to salute and just the fourth since 1983

Whether you’re backing or sacking the Moody-trained favourite in this year’s The Goodwood, make sure you lock in the right prices be betting online at where you can also pick your own odds on the race!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field