Moody un­leashes as­sault

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

PETER Moody will launch a fre­netic three state as­sault this week­end, head­lined by Black Caviar in the Group 1 Wil­liam Reid Stakes, that show­cases the ex­tra­or­di­nary depth of his sta­ble.

The state’s lead­ing trainer takes a two-pronged as­sault – Set For Fame and for­mer Luca Cu­mani trained Becqu Adoree – on the Group 2 Sun­line Stakes ( 1600 m) on the Wil­liam Reid un­der card pro­gram.

Moody also holds a strong hand in Ade­laide’s two Group 1s – the Robert Sang­ster and the Aus­tralasian Oaks while Anacheeva aims to add the Rose­hill Guineas to his Caulfield Guineas suc­cess.

Last start Group 3 Ir­win Stakes win­ner Av­enue, to be rid­den by Luke Nolen, and Pa­nip­ique will run in the Sang­ster.

Un­beaten filly Lights Of Heaven seeks her fourth win in the $ 350,000 Aus­tralasian Oaks and pro­lific ju­ven- ile win­ner Golden Archer will tar­get his sixth win in Group 3 The Jansz ( 1200 m) at Mor­phettville.

And, on Sun­day, Moody sends Mas­ter Harry to Syd­ney for Group 2 Chal­lenge Stakes at War­wick Farm.

Two of Mick Kent’s emerg­ing stars Domesky and Blackie may clash in Satur­day week’s Tul­loch Stakes.

Domesky, an im­pres­sive win­ner of last Fri­day night’s Alis­ter Clark Stakes at Moonee Val­ley, is headed to the $ 1.5 mil­lion AJC Aus­tralian Derby through the Tul­loch Stakes ( 2000m).

But Kent said it was less likely Blackie would chase the Derby. ‘‘ You never say never, but Blackie looks bet­ter suited to shorter races than the Derby, at least now,’’ Kent said.

TAB Sports­bet mar­kets have Blackie at $ 15 and Domesky at $ 21 for the AJC Aus­tralian Derby where an­other Vic­to­rian, Ab­so­lutelyawe­some, is the $ 5 favourite.

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