Moroney Mare Speeds Up 2014 Spring Cups Bid

July 29, 2014

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Moroney Mare Speeds Up 2014 Spring Cups Bid

Michael Moroney’s 2014 Melbourne Cup-bound mare Voleuse De Coeurs is getting ready to do speed work in the lead-up to her spring return.

Voleuse De Coeurs

Voleuse De Coeurs is 2014 Melbourne Cup bound after a 10th in the race last year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The imported Teofilo mare, turning six on Friday, has been back in work for around six weeks with pace work next on the program.

“She has got a winter coat and has acclimatised but looks well,” Moroney told the Herald Sun this week.

“She is not too far away from speeding up.”

Formerly prepared in Ireland by Dermot K Weld, Voleuse De Coeurs travelled down under last year on the back of a six length Group 1 Irish St Leger (2816m) victory for a shot at the world’s richest handicap.

She debuted down under in that race, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) finishing 10th in the famous Flemington feature on the first Tuesday of November seven weeks after her St Leger triumph.

Beaten eight lengths by the Gai Waterhouse-trained winner Fiorente, Voleuse De Coeurs was sent for a spell returning four months later back at Flemington.

First-up she went straight to 2000m finishing two and a half lengths away fifth behind the same horse that beat her home last run this time in the Group 1 Australian Cup in March.

Two runs during the autumn in Sydney followed when fifth to Silent Achiever in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill and a disappointing 12th when back up over the two miles for the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 19 won by current Melbourne Cup 2014 favourite The Offer – also prepared by Waterhouse.

While on paper her second campaign in Australia left a lot to be desired, Moroney believes it was more his fault running her in the Australian Cup straight up.

This time he’ll try a different tactic and give her a shorter returning trip, Voleuse De Coeurs likely to return in the $400,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 13.

“I trained her very European last time, even in the autumn we went straight to a mile and a quarter race,” he said.

“This year we will give her more of a normal preparation for Melbourne Cup and will probably kick her off over a mile somewhere first-up, rather than 2000m.”

Her major aim again is the Melbourne Cup on November 4, with her trainer also looking at a lead-up run in the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18.

Early betting is already open at on all the spring majors with Voleuse De Coeurs paying $34 to win the Melbourne Cup and $41 in the futures Caulfield Cup odds.

Caulfield Cup nominations, along with those for the Cox Plate, Thousand and Caulfield Guineas, are all set for release next Tuesday, August 5.

Punters have to wait an extra month however for the 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations in September.

To get in on the early Spring Cups betting action at the juicy ante-post prices head along to where your first deposit will also be matched dollar for dollar as a bonus welcome bet up to $250!

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field