Caulfield 1400m specialist Moment Of Change scored his second Group 1 win from as many starts with another all the way win in the Group 1 $500,000 Cathay Pacific Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield today.
Winning jockey Luke Nolen adopted his usual front running tactics on Moment Of Change which enabled the five year old to record his fourth win from as many starts over the 1400m at Caulfield.
Moment Of Change scored his first win after ten starts last start in the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 8 and trainer Peter Moody will now head towards the Group 1 $1m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington in a fortnight.
Moody doesn’t have any worries about dropping Moment Of Change back to 1200m and said that he hadn’t missed a place from three starts in Group 1 company down the Flemington straight.
Moment Of Change contested last year’s Newmarket Handicap and was beaten a nose by the Danny O’Brien trained Shamexpress.
“He is in peak form,” Moody said.
“This trip, this track, the way this track races. Everyone says it is a front runner’s track, of course it is, it’s a triangle and suits these types of horses.”
“He has always run good up the straight, I don’t think he has been unplaced up the straight. Obviously he is going to get a good horses weight. It’s hard not to run there when you have never been unplaced. ”
Nolen was able to rate Moment Of Change ($3.20) to perfection again to hold off Sertorius ($26), who missed the start, by a long neck with Pinwheel ($18) running a nice race for third.
Three year old Bull Point, who was sent out the $2.35 favourite made a charge at the 300m but faded to finish fourth.