Jockey Daniel Moor will ride Doomben Cup winner Our Ivanhowe when he resumes for the Spring Carnival in the Group 1 $500,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Moor takes over from Kerrin McEvoy who steered the Lee and Anthony Freedman trained Our Ivanhowe to victory in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
McEvoy will be riding at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday and has the mount on the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Thronum in the Group 1 $1m Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).
McEvoy will be in contention to get back on the German import later in the Spring Carnival but Moor’s manager Dave Berry said he would be fighting to retain the ride.
“Nothing was set in stone,’’ Berry told The Herald Sun.
“But if he does the right job on Saturday hopefully he can stay aboard.”
Anthony Freedman said that McEvoy was in line to regain the mount on Our Ivanhowe deeper into the Spring but added that the door could still be open for Moor.
“You never know. But my understanding is that Kerrin might be back on when he comes down to Melbourne but Daniel is a good rider and a good part of our team,’’ Anthony Freedman said.
The Darren Weir trained Black Heart Bart heads the early market order for the Makybe Diva Stakes at $2.10 with Ladbrokes.com.au while Our Ivanhowe is on the fourth line of betting at $11 for his Spring return.
The second pick in the betting is Black Heart Bart’s stablemate Palentino at $6 ahead of Victoria Derby winner Tarzino at $8.50.
Our Ivanhowe performed okay during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Carnival with his best effort being a third behind Mongolian Khan and Trip To Paris in the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield before running tenth to Prince Of Penzance in the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.
The Freedman brothers have nominated Our Ivanhowe for both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup again this year and he is also among the entries for the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.
Market order for the Makybe Diva Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.10 Black Heart Bart, $6 Palentino, $8.50 Tarzino, $11 Our Ivanhowe, $13 Rising Romance, $15 Alpine Eagle, Entirely Platinum, He Or She, $21 Sofia Rosa, $26 Happy Trails, $31 Tashbeeh, $34 Prince Of Penzance, $41 Tally, $201 Ayres Rock