Forward tilt grabs Moment
CONSISTENT galloper Our Finest Moment made it three wins from his last five starts with a comfortable win in the Lavazza Handicap (1650m) at Belmont yesterday.
Told by his trainer Raquel Williams to go forward from the outside barrier, apprentice Fred W. Kersley did just that, to slot in perfectly to fourth position, one off the fence after 200m.
Later, the horse raced alone in fifth, until the turn, before Kersley powered him home, down the outside, to win by 13⁄4 lengths from Pushin’ Shapes with Pinzu claiming third, after coming from last on the turn.
Our Finest Moment, who has not finished further back than second in this campaign, turned the tables on Pinzu after their clash on September 16. On that occasion he had 1kg more weight but yesterday met him with 3kg less — a decisive edge.
Williams said she would probably give her galloper a short let-up.
Our Finest Moment has now recorded seven wins and 10 places from 29 starts.
In the first race (1400m), Pat Carbery finished in a similar powerful fashion, from midfield, onboard Sovereign Trade.