Moment Of Change Completes Strong Trial Ahead of Spring Campaign

July 29, 2014

Moment Of Change Completes Strong Trial Ahead of Spring Campaign

A standout performer over major Group 1 events in the early autumn, exciting sprinter Moment Of Change has completed a blistering barrier trial at Caulfield ahead of a Spring Racing Carnival initially geared towards the featured Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) on August 30th.

Moment Of Change has completed a strong barrier trial ahead of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival

Moment Of Change has completed a strong barrier trial ahead of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

A three-time Group 1 champion, Moment Of Change returned to racing for second in the Group 2 McEwan Stakes (1000m) early in the 2013 spring, and while unlucky not to secure a victory at the highest level of Australian racing over four attempts through the carnival, returned to the winner’s circle with back-to-back triumphs in the Group 1 C.F Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) in February.

Returning to the spelling paddock after a luckless run for twelfth behind the world’s leading sprinter Lankan Rupee in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) on March 8th, Managing Owner Rob Slade said the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 16th is likely to figure as the first point of call for the Barely A Moment gelding ahead of the Memsie Stakes two weeks later.

Peter (Moody, trainer) has been telling us the horse has come back in great order and could be in for a big spring,” Slade told TVN.

“We will probably go to the Regal Roller first-up then two weeks to the Memsie, but Peter will make that call as he always does.”

Contesting an impressive total of seven wins and nine minor places from just 22 competitive race starts, Moment Of Change claimed back-to-back victories in his first two races during the 2011 spring but arguably hit peak condition for the first time through 2012; peaking with a maiden Group 1 victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) in September.

Finishing outside the places just three times over nine starts in his most recent preparation, the Moment Of Change finishing fourth in both the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) before claiming minor places in both the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) and Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) leading up to early autumn.

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early odds on all major races through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival!

Open an account and sign up for the all-new Ladbrokes Card to take advantage of your winnings just seconds after your pick has passed the post!

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

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Invincible Gem firms in 2018 T...

An inside barrier to help Cham...

An inside barrier to help Champagne Cuddles claim Group 1 win in 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

A good barrier draw will assist Champagne Cuddles in winning a maiden Group 1...

Calanda to carry top weight in...

Calanda to carry top weight in 2018 W.J. Healy Stakes

The Team Snowden trained Calanda will carry the top weight in Saturday’s Group...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

Moss ‘N’ Dale challenging for favouritism in 2018 Eye Liner Stakes betting

Victorian sprinter Moss ‘N‘ Dale is making a solid bid for favouritism for the...

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

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?