Rawiller the Reason for Moriarty’s Railway Stakes 2014 Bid

November 18, 2014

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Rawiller the Reason for Moriarty’s Railway Stakes 2014 Bid

After originally looking to bypass Saturday’s 2014 Railway Stakes in Perth, Sydney trainer Chris Waller has opted to accept for Moriarty in the Ascot clash thanks to the availability of jockey Nash Rawiller.

Moriarty

Moriarty will be ridden by Nash Rawiller should he line-up in the 2014 Railway Stakes field on the weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Earlier in the week Waller was leaning towards skipping the $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) with his Clodovil gelding.

Plans were to instead trial him next Monday at Belmont Park over 1000m with an eye on the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) back at Ascot Racecourse on December 6.

Having been able to book Rawiller for the Railway Stakes ride on the six-year-old however prompted the four-time Sydney premiership winning trainer could be swayed to run this weekend.

“The availability of Nash, who has a good record on the horse, made it pretty easy to accept,” Waller’s racing manager Liam Prior told The West Australian.

“We use trials in between their starts a lot here. I went back and had a look at the field, spoke to Chris and we thought he was reasonably well placed.”

There is still a chance however that Moriarty will scratch out of the field and stick to ‘Plan A’, a final decision to follow a mid-week hit-out.

“We needed to decide whether he was going to be forward enough with a 1000m trial or would there be more benefit in him running over a mile,” Prior added.

“He will have a hit-out on Wednesday morning and we will make a final decision from there whether he runs (on Saturday).”

Moriarty, last seen running a flat eighth behind Happy Trails in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 1, now runs in the feature Western Australian race this weekend.

He carries the second heaviest weight 57kg with only race favourite The Cleaner (58kg) to have more on his back in the classic.

While it is a manageable weight, Moriarty is going to need a lot of luck as he gives up to four kilos away to some classy rivals.

He’s also drawn a horror gate with barrier 19 that will become 15 of 16 without the emergencies, a gate that hasn’t produced a Railway Stakes winner in the past 31 years.

Before the Mackinnon Moriarty was also disappointing when running wide without anything in the tank late to cross five lengths away 14th behind the ill-fated Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Leading up the Cup run however the galloper was racing better in Sydney including a narrow win over former Oaks champion Rising Romance in the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick on October 4.

He drops back to a mile on Saturday, a distance he’s won three of his eight starts over, and Waller is hoping this plus the Rawiller factor will be the key to his improvement.

Moriarty has been ridden by a host of different hoops over the past few months with Tye Angland, Jason Collett, Blake Shinn, Michael Rodd and Jim Cassidy all aboard since August.

Rawiller meanwhile rode him to victory in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) in Brisbane back in May and also for his next start seven days later when second behind Floria failing to handle the hefty 59.5kg in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) on June 7.

Current Railway Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by the aforementioned The Cleaner ($4.40) drawn in barrier eight for Steven Arnold.

Moriarty meanwhile pays $15 being kept safe in betting by the bookies who know he’s a class galloper capable of improvement.

To back Moriarty or your other early Railway Stakes selections for Saturday at the best prices visit Ladbrokes.com.au and be paid Best of the Best on all the Perth features this summer!

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