Sunday Territorian

Moody on his star stayer: He’s a bloody tough horse


INCENTIVIS­E, Australia‘s most talked about racehorse, might also be our best.

Only Zaaki, coming out and beating a crack field in the Cox Plate – Australia’s best race – in three weeks’ time could rival Peter Moody’s now indomitabl­e Caulfield and Melbourne Cup favourite.

While the hype and hope of a Flemington matchrace between Incentivis­e and Verry Elleegant failed to come to fruition, the $1m Group 1

Turnbull Stakes still delivered in spades.

The only thing missing really was the rumbling of a 20,000strong crowd.

Incentivis­e, with Brett Prebble aboard (pictured), gave them a chance on Saturday but the five-year-old former Toowoomba galloper, who has gone from a Sunshine Coast maiden to dual Group 1 winner in eight starts, absorbed the heat.

“He’s a bloody tough horse, isn’t he,” Moody said.

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