Ibicenco has claimed victory in the Listed 2013 Slickpix Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse today.
The five-year-old was first-up in the Slickpix Stakes after a short freshen-up following his failed winter campaign.
Ibicenco won the race by a short head in front of Mr O’Ceirin, who was brave in defeat, while race favourite Pakal placed in third.
The five-year-old has now won two of his three of his 18 race starts and has earned more than $280,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
Ibicenco was paying healthy odds of $54 to win the 2013 Slickpix Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.
Trainer Peter Moody revealed that Ibicenco has been a completely different horse this preparation and expects big things during the spring.
“He’s just been the happiest horse,” Ibicenco said.
“He’s just been a different horse this preparation.
“No-one more pleased than me. I rushed him in the winter.”
Ibicenco will run in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes at the same track on September 21, 2013, before returning for the 2013 Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cups.
“He’s in all the big handicaps. We’ve learnt a bit more about him so we might lift the bar,” Moody said.
“We’ll come back for the Naturalism in three weeks and then maybe the Cups.”
Jockey Brad Rawiller was back on Ibicenco for today’s 2013 Slickpix Stakes win.
“I wouldn’t say it went exactly to plan,” admitted Rawiller.
“They’d gone quite quick.
“(But) he was terrific.
“Peter (Moody) said before the race don’t worry about that last run in Queensland this horse is flying.”
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2013 Slickpix Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||8||IBICENCO (GER)||Peter G Moody||Brad Rawiller||–||1||56.5kg||$51|
|2||4||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||0.1L||3||57.5kg||$12|
|3||6||PAKAL (GER)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1.85L||14||57kg||$2.30F|
|4||10||PELICANO||Tony McEvoy||Craig Williams||1.95L||6||56kg||$8|
|5||12||CHASSE||Peter Snowden||Dwayne Dunn||2.05L||13||54kg||$41|
|6||13||SPACECRAFT||David Hayes||Stephen Baster||3.55L||7||54kg||$41|
|7||5||KESAMPOUR (FR)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||5.05L||11||57kg||$10|
|8||3||FOLDING GEAR (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||Ben Melham||6.05L||15||57.5kg||$21|
|9||16||ZABISCO (NZ)||Michael Moroney||James McDonald||6.15L||4||54kg||$41|
|10||18e||BONNE NUIT||Barry Fox||Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a)||6.25L||2||54kg||$31|
|11||9||THE CLEANER||Robert Smerdon||Jason Maskiell||9L||5||56.5kg||$16|
|12||1||TANBY||Robert Hickmott||Steven Arnold||9.2L||12||60kg||$31|
|13||15||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||9.7L||9||54kg||$21|
|14||11||EXCLUDED (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Brett Prebble||11.45L||8||55kg||$13|
|15||17e||ARALDO (GB)||Michael Moroney||Glen Boss||14.95L||16||54kg||$9|
|16||2||VOILA ICI (IRE)||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||16.2L||10||58.5kg||$61|