Owner David Moodie may have quinelled the Yellowglen Plate (1400m) at Caulfieldtoday, but it did little to lift his spirits.
While Belle Of The Court jumped from a Murtoa maiden win to a city win in just two starts by beating Secret Liaison and Florets, Moodie’s thoughts were still with his defunct 2010 Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily.
Crystal Lily died in a morning trial at Flemington and injured jockey Glen Boss in the process, on September 23.
“She (Belle Of The Court) has always shown the ability to do it, and the other filly (Secret Liaison) has come a long way as well,” Moodie said.
When asked how he enjoys racing Moodie replied; “Not the last month, today is a good day but this is a game that doesn’t let you stay up too long,” he said.
Jockey Luke Nolen led and slowed the pace on Belle Of The Court prior to Shadow West making a charge before the home turn after being near the tail in the small field.
The race was on from the turn and Florets, Belle Of The Court, ShadowWest and Secret Liaison were all hopes 50m from the line before the daughter of Bel Esprit put her head out.
Trainer Peter Moody says he will look at the calendar and pick out a nice Listed Race for Belle Of The Court.