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A notable performer over major events in his native Great Britain, trainer Mike Moroney is confident of a successful maiden Australian preparation for classy import Mister Impatience through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.
Beginning his racing career under the guidance of British trainer Mark Johnston, Mister Impatience has claimed a total of two wins and four minor places from just fifteen competitive starts; finishing third amongst classy competition in the Doncaster Mini Handicap (2937m) in his most recent appearance on course in October 2013.
Likely to contest his first jump-out on Friday morning, Moroney said he is yet to decide on a path for the son of Hernando through spring, however believes him to be a genuine two-miler; underlining the Melbourne Cup as a genuine possibility.
“He has been gelded and has been given a long break,” Moroney told The Herald Sun.
“He had a pretty tough season before we bought him. He has put on some nice weight and he looks good.
“I’ve had a few horses likes him who when they are gelded they stay relaxed and put on condition.
“We didn’t gallop him up at all. He is a real out and out stayer and he has got pretty good form around some good horses.
“He looks like he is a two miler and he obviously has to qualify for the Cups, but we’ll give him his chance and we might have to sneak him through the back door but we’ll see how we go.”
Quickly building to the task over three starts during his maiden racing preparation in late 2012, Mister Impatience was unlucky to finish just outside the places in his first two appearances on course before breaking through for a maiden race win in the Fortigold Cup Oath Maiden Stakes (1677m).
Continuing to build in form and class through 2013, the gelding out of Katy Nowaitee claimed minor places amongst particularly classy company in both the Group 3 Chester Vase (2374m, second to Ruler Of The World) and Listed Glasgow Stakes (2227m) most notably.
Yet to appear in early betting markets for either the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) or Melbourne Cup, a success jump-out for Mister Impatience this week is sure to cause noticeable ripples.
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