Moody Has Stamina for 2014 Toorak Handicap Bid

July 18, 2014

Moody Has Stamina for 2014 Toorak Handicap Bid

Peter Moody’s promising colt Stamina returns from a lengthy injury enforced break at Flemington this weekend ahead of a spring campaign possibly targeting the Toorak Handicap 2014.

Stamina

2014 Toorak Handicap hope Stamina resumes from an 11 month break at Flemington this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The rising four-year-old son of Sebring hasn’t raced since August 31 last year when narrowly holding on for a win over 1400m at Rosehill.

The form of that race stacked up nicely as they defeated subsequent Golden Rose third placed Bull Point (2nd) who also went on to win a Group 3 race this year and run a close fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes behind Moment Of Change.

Third in the event was then Savvy Nature who would go on for an excellent spring that included a Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes third and three length romp in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase before coming back in the autumn for more elite level racing when fourth in both the Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby.

While there’s been plenty of success for those fellow three-year-olds, a suspensory tendon injury has sidelined Stamina until this weekend.

Their record sits at two wins and three minor placings from seven starts and Moody is hoping they can add to that upon their return.

They race in the fourth at Flemington on Saturday jumping the 58kg top weight in the $80,000 Bruce Gadsden Handicap (1000m).

Markets for the handicap clash are led by the Enver Jusufovic Street Boss gelding O’Malley ($4.40) coming off a win at Sandown and Moody’s other runner Handsome Tycoon ($4.80) who the trainer rates as the one to beat.

“Class can take you a long way but Handsome Tycoon looks the one really well placed in the race,” Moody said of the Not A Single Doubt gelding coming off a second to Beleeup at the track three weeks back.

“He’s fit, in-form and is going really well.”

Stamina meanwhile pays $9.50 to win first-up off their 11 month letup.

“He’s probably a bit big and he’ll probably find tomorrow’s race a bit short but it’s just a good race to kick him off and get the juices flowing,” Moody told Racing Victoria.

Moody has big Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival ambitions for the galloper who he hopes will mature into a genuine miler after another short freshen-up after Saturday.

“I’ve always had a good opinion of this horse and still do,” he said.

He’s currently looking at the $400,000 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) as their major assignment on Caulfield Guineas Day, October 11.

“I’m hoping he might develop into a Toorak Handicap (1600m) type of horse,” Moody said.

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