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Peter Moody has wrapped up preparations with Hinchinbrook ahead of the three year olds debut at Royal Ascot in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Hinchinbrook was worked over 1000 meters at the Newmarket course on Tuesday morning, and Moody remains confident his horse can deliver.
“His work today was very good. I’m very hopeful,” Moody said.
This will be Moody’s second crack at the international Group One Glory after he had Magnus finish third in 2007 King’s Stand.
“I was over in 2007 when Magnus finished third in the King’s Stand and I’m hopeful of a similar run with Hinchinbrook,”
“He ran a trial before coming out here and ran well and is very fit now and that will be his last serious piece of work.”
Moody also confirmed that his stable jockey Luke Nolen would ride Hinchinbrook in the 1200m event.
Hinchinbrook will be chasing his first Group One victory in the Golden Jubilee, however the three year old does has a host of Group One placing’s to his credit all ready.
Hinchinbrook finished second to Hay List in the All Aged Stakes, while he was third in the William Reid Stakes behind Black Caviar. He was also third in the Oakleigh Plate and the Inglis Sires Produce Stakes as a two year old.
This year’s trip to Royal Ascot may be viewed as a full dress rehearsal for Peter Moody and his team, who have confirmed that the world’s best sprinter Black Caviar would be targeted towards next year’s Royal Ascot carnival.
Hinchinbrook may also be joined in the Golden Jubilee Stakes by fellow Australian Star Witness in, after Danny O’Brien confirmed that King’s Stand runner up would race in Saturday’s event, provided he pulled up okay from his race on Tuesday.
Star Witness is currently second favourite for the Golden Jubilee at $5.50, while Hinchinbrook has come in for less support at $13.00.
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