Moriarty has claimed the Group 2 Hill Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse today September 21, 2013.
The five-year-old burst through the middle of the pack to snatch the win from race leader Glencadam Gold, who finished in second.
Masked Marvel was all over the track in the final straight in his first Sydney start, ending up on the outside fence, but still managed to post a gallant third placing.
Moriarty has now won 10 of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $760,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
His most recent result was a fourth placing behind Hawkspur in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes earlier this month.
Chris Waller was at the track to witness Moriarty’s last performance before heading towards the Group 1 The Metropolitan at Royal Randwick on October 5, 2013.
“All the writing’s been on the wall,” Waller said.
“To be heading towards a Group 1 race next start we needed him to do something and he’s duly delivered.
“It’s a good timed preparation.
“We’re not getting carried away with Cauflield Cups. It’s our home Caulfield Cup- The Metropolitan.”
Moriarty was ridden perfectly by jockey Nash Rawiller in today’s 2013 Hill Stakes.
“To his credit he is just a really beautiful stayer,” Rawiller said.
“He just got stronger and stronger as the race went on.”
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2013 Hill Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||4||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||–||4||59kg||$2.80F|
|2||5||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||1L||3||59kg||$5|
|3||2||MASKED MARVEL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||1.2L||2||59kg||$20|
|4||7||SNEAK A PEEK (ITY)||Peter G Moody||Joshua Parr||1.7L||6||59kg||$11|
|5||9||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1.9L||1||59kg||$15|
|6||12||KINGDOMS (NZ)||John O’Shea||Tim Clark||3.5L||8||58kg||$9|
|7||8||PELICANO||Tony McEvoy||Glyn Schofield||4L||5||59kg||$13|
|8||6||BAYRIR (FR)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||5.2L||7||59kg||$6.50|
|9||10||DARCI BE GOOD (NZ)||Bede Murray||Ms Kathy O’Hara||7.7L||9||59kg||$41|