In- form apprentice poised to continue winning roll at Caulfield
VICTORIA’S leading apprentice Jake Noonan looks set to continue on his winning way at Caulfield tomorrow when he has a full book of eight rides.
Fresh f rom riding f i ve metropolitan winners over 24 hours last weekend including a treble at Caulfield on Saturday, Noonan has four rides for the powerful Peter Moody stable where he is currently on loan.
One of his Moody mounts is the highly-promising twoyear-old filly Plucky Belle, the shortest-priced favourite of the meeting at $ 1.60 for the BMW Hcp ( 1200m) with TAB Sportsbet.
The Mossman filly flashed home to finish a close fourth to Triple Asset in the Group T h r e e T h o r o u g h b r e d Breeders Stakes ( 1200m) at her only start to date at Flemington on March 12.
The stable’s number one rider Luke Nolen was aboard that day but with him riding at the important Morphettv i l l e meet i n g t o morr o w Noonan has been entrusted with the mount.
Noonan, sixth in the Mel- bourne jockeys’ premiership with 28 wins this season and eighth in Victoria with 67, said he enjoyed riding the Moody horses.
‘‘ You just get on them and you get such a nice feel,’’ Noonan said.
‘‘ Even the horses that lack a bit of ability they always give you a nice feel in their work and you are always confident that on their work they can go to the races and be competitive.
‘‘ All his horses go to the races and they are usually thereabouts.
‘‘ The work they’re doing you know they are rock-hard fit and always feeling well and fresh in themselves.
‘‘ He doesn’t really train them long, he likes it short and sharp, but they do a lot of work during the week and the horses are so happy at work.’’ Noonan’s other rides for the Moody stable are Flokkati ($ 8.50) in the Hayman Island Hcp ( 1100m), Sayahailmary ($ 4.20) in the Royal Tivoli Jewellers Cup ( 1400m) and Eureka Jack ($ 26) in the Rokk Ebony Cup ( 2000m).