Trainer Michael Moroney will continue to push ahead with Brazilian Pulse’s spring campaign despite her finishing a disappointing 14th in last Saturday’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes at Caulfield.
While slightly disappointed, Moroney doesn’t believe the result is any indication of her true talent.
“She had a little bit of a go of the gates, which she did last time as well… and missed the start by two or three lengths,” Moroney said.
“She’s always been one of the slowest ones to find the rail.”
Brazilian Pulse has pulled up well from her Cockram Stakes run and will now run in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes next weekend.
“We’re really happy with the way she’s come through the run, she’s really gone forward,” Moroney said.
“I don’t think you can read too much out of (her Cockram Stakes run).”
Moroney’s African Pulse was also due to run at Caulfield in the Listed Vain Stakes against Golden Slipper winner Sepoy, but was scratched before the race.
“He had an elevated temperature so we had to pull him up,” Moroney said.
“And then we worked him through the week and he wasn’t right.”
Four-year-old mare Born To Rock is back in the Moroney stables after having a short freshen up following her third in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The trainer is planning on scheduling only a few starts this spring, ensuring she is ready for the autumn and winter carnivals again next year.
“She’s back in the stable,” he said.
“We’re going to give her a reasonably light spring.”
Moroney’s Glass Harmonium is set to resume in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on September 3.
“He’s really good, he’s had one jump out,” Moroney said of Glass Harmonium.
“He’s about to have a second jump out here on Friday.
“The horse looks terrific.
“He seems really good, he’s a natural horse as far as staying goes.”
Moroney is currently excited about the prospects of promising three-year-old colt Sabrage, who won his only start at Caulfield in May.
“We think he is our best three-year-old,” Moroney said.
“He might need blinkers on at some stage.
“He just is a bit new about the whole thing.
“But in saying that he fought off all those runners at Caulfield that day and won by one.”
The Charge Forward colt was purchased at the 2010 Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $200,000.