Mosheen Seeks Group Glory In Thousand Guineas Prelude

By: Sarah Fortnum
September 15th, 2011
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Talented three-year-old Mosheen will begin her Thousand Guineas preparation when she runs in the Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield this Saturday.

Trainer Robert Smerdon believes Mosheen is in top form coming into this weekend’s feature.

“Fair to say she hasn’t missed a beat,” Smerdon said.

“Everything we’ve wanted to do, we’ve been able to do so her progress has all been forward.”

The Fastnet Rock filly finished fifth in her last start at Flemington behind impressive colt Sepoy in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes.

“I thought it was okay,” Smerdon said of Mosheen’s last run.

“She was a little bit strong, a little bit keen in the early stages (jockey) Danny Nikolic said.

“The last part of her race was probably the best part and that was encouraging.

“I think she’s a little bit fresh and maybe a bit new.”

Nikolic is likely to take a front-runner’s position in this Saturday’s Prelude.

“I expect we’ll probably be racing fairly forward on Saturday so going her way a bit rather than fighting her,” Smerdon said.

“I expect she’ll be right up on the speed.”

Mosheen finished second behind Sepoy in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper last autumn but will be out to claim her first group win in this weekend’s Thousand Guineas Prelude.

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