Niccolance gives Moses reason to keep going
IT has been a long time coming but Kevin Moses is daring to dream again thanks to two loyal mates and a broken down horse.
The former jockey turned trainer was devastated when he was disqualified for 12 months in 2015 for presenting a horse to race with cobalt in its system, although he was found not guilty of administering the substance.
A rollercoaster ride followed where he successfully appealed the ban and had it reduced to a fine before stewards lodged and won a further appeal and the disqualification was reinstated.
Moses served his time and was granted a trainers licence a year ago but he hit another hurdle when there were no boxes available at Randwick. And that’s when two old mates stepped in.
“I was doing nothing and I couldn’t get any stables at Randwick but Greg Lee and Pat Webster gave me a stable each,” Moses said. “One I turned into a feed room and other I keep my one horse in.”
That one horse is Niccolance who resumes from a twostart winter campaign at Rosehill tomorrow.
Before that campaign, the gelding had been sidelined for 18 months after suffering what vets thought was a career-ending injury while being prepared for the 2016 Magic Millions Trophy on the Gold Coast.
Then along came Moses, who found he needed Niccolance as much as the horse needed him. He plans to give him a couple of runs in Sydney and, all being well, will head to the Gold Coast where he has unfinished business.