Moody Accepts Three in Caulfield Cup Field 2012

October 16, 2012

Moody Accepts Three in Caulfield Cup Field 2012

Melbourne Premiership winning trainer Peter Moody may have lost his star stayer Manighar to injury this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival but he will still have a strong hand in the 2012 Caulfield Cup field this Saturday saddling up three hopefuls.

Lights Of Heaven

Lights Of Heaven is the shortest-priced of Moody's 2012 Caulfield Cup trio

Three of the 23 final acceptors for the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) taken by Racing Victoria this morning are prepared by Moody, the three stablemates all assured of a spot in the capacity 18-starter Caulfield Cup field that will be announced at 3pm (AEST) this afternoon.

The top fancy of Moody’s Caulfield Cup 2012 trio is Lights Of Heaven who pays around $12 in the Caulfield Cup odds that are led by Gai Waterhouse’s The Metropolitan winner Glencadam Gold ($4).

Lights Of Heaven will be joined in the Caulfield Cup field 2012 by two imported stablemates with Sneak A Peek and Voila Ici who pay $17 and $19 respectively in the latest Caulfield Cup betting markets also out to hand Moody his first Caulfield Cup trophy.

“They are all fit and well and ready for this,” Moody said.

“Whether they have the class only time will tell. If they don’t win then they are not good enough, pure and simple.”

  • 23 Caulfield Cup final acceptors taken this morning
  • Final field to be released at 3pm (AEST) this afternoon
  • Moody has three horses in the race with Lights Of Heaven, Sneak A Peak, Voila Ici
  • All three are assured of a spot in the 18-starter Caulfield Cup field
  • The Caulfield Cup odds are led by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Glencadam Gold
  • Lights Of Heaven is the shortest-priced of Moody’s hopefuls

Five-year-old Zabeel mare Lights Of Heaven, winner of the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks last year, was a top fancy for last year’s Caulfield Cup early on but after a number of disappointing runs she failed to make the field.

She showed great improvement during the winter running a Group 1 second behind Mawingo in the Doomben Cup (2000m) before taking out the Group 2 Eagle Farm – Brisbane Cup double over 2000m and 2400m respectively.

Her opening two runs this time in were a little off, especially her dead last finish behind Danleigh in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm, however she looked back on track when she got up to 2000m and ran a close third to Lamasery in the Group 2 Hill Stakes at Randwick on September 22.

Sneak A Peek meanwhile has had just three runs in Australia for Moody, the Doyen four-year-old failing to finish better than fifth.

Their most recent run was a seventh when beaten four lengths by Cox Plate co-favourite Green Moon in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 16.

They do have some telling form back in Italy from last year however including a Group 2 win over 2211m when they defeated fellow Caulfield Cup hopeful Jakkalberry and stablemate Voila Ici 13 months ago.

“Sneak A Peak has had no luck in his past two runs,” Moody said.

“But he has been working as well as any other horse here, alongside Manighar and Voila Ici.”

Voila Ici is now also in Moody’s care having been bought over from Italy, the seven-year-old Daylami stallion also with three runs in Australia under their belt.

After a first-up sixth to Sincero as a $40 roughie in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) Voila Ici caught the eye and the attention of the bookies and spring cups punters when they came within half a length to run second to Ocean Park in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m).

They ran another good race last time out in the Turnbull Stakes finishing just under two lengths away fourth.

Sneak A Peek and Voila Ici worked at Caulfield this morning, the latter hitting the front to finish the 1600m gallop in 1:52.98, the final 600m completed in a slashing 37.84s.

“Voila Ici has been progressing well towards the 2400m and will be in the firing line,” Moody said.

To get behind Moody’s hopefuls or another Caulfield Cup contender at the best possible prices visit bookmaker.com.au – home of the awesome ‘Pick Your Own Odds’ markets combining Fixed Win and Margin Betting in an Australian first.

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