Top trainer Peter Moody will unveil a potential superstar at Rosehill this afternoon.
Most, in fact nearly all Aussie punters will not know the name, but Moody who trained the champion Black Caviar, has high hopes for his stayer NICKAJACK CAVE (Kendargent – Could You Be Loved).
The horse runs in the $1.5million Gr 1 Tancred Stakes over 2400m and he hasn’t raced for several months.
But when he did last run, in August last year at Leopardstow in Ireland, he won the Gr 3 Ballyroan Stakes over 2414m. He carried 61.5kg that day and won well.
That run alone would make him a bit of a threat here, but it was the start prior to that which should make you sit up and take a great deal of notice.
It was in the Listed race Levmoss Stakes, also at Leopardstown in June, 10 months ago.
On that day he was racing for just the 9th time in his life, and he was forced to carry 60.5kg.
It was over 2816m and he shook the trip, the heavy impost and the quality fo the field off winning easily beating home Twilight Payment rather easily.
Wait, yes, you know that name.
Twilight Payment came out and led all the way to win the Gr 1 Melbourne Cup last year after that run in the 2nd fastest time in Cup history.
So, conclusion – this Nickajack Cave has the credit to win this afternoon and Sportsbet have the horse as a $12 chance in from his opening price of $15.
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Moody, who used Luke Nolen on Black Caviar, will leg the hoop up onto Nickajack Cave too.
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