In- form ap­pren­tice poised to con­tinue win­ning roll at Caulfield

Townsville Bulletin - - The Form -

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).

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