Sea Moon and Green Moon to gallop at Caulfield

By: Mark Mazzaglia
August 16th, 2013

Lloyd’s Williams Spring Carnival big guns, Sea Moon and Green Moon are set to make another public appearance when they gallop at Caulfield tomorrow.

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Green Moon, white cap, galloping with stablemate Thought Worthy at Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

International jockey Brett Prebble put the two high profile imports through their paces in between races at Flemington last Saturday in separate workouts and the pair will gallop along with several other Macedon Lodge imports tomorrow.

Sea Moon will partner up with Sydney Cup winner Mourayan and Zipping Classic winner Tanby for the first gallop of the day.

Prebble will then team back up with his Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon who will work around with Seville, who was runner up to Green Moon in the Group 1 $500,000 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 6, along with Williams’ other high class English stayer Thought Worthy.

Lightly raced Irish stayers Hartani and Massiyn will join restricted class stayer Practiced and gallop in between races one and two.

Massiyn and Hartani haven’t raced since finishing second and eighth in the Group 1 €200,000 Irish St Leger (2816m) at the Curragh in September last year.

All those galloping at Caulfield tomorrow are nominated for the Group 1 $2.65m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 19 and the Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 26 except Practiced who missed out on a Cox Plate entry.

And they are certain to be in the entries for the Group 1 $6.2m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 5 when nominations close on the third of September.

The highly credentialed Sea Moon is well in contention for the Cox Plate at $13 in early markets and Prebble has high hopes for the six year old import.

“You’d have to travel the world to find a horse of his quality. He’s the best-credentialed import to be trained out of Melbourne,” Prebble told the Herald Sun.

“His form over the past two years is better than any other horse that has come here. He’s a pretty exciting horse.”

Sea Moon is a winner at Group 2 level at Royal Ascot, taking out the 2012 £200,000 Hardwicke Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) and has competed at Group 1 level finishing eighth to Solemia in last year’s €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Longchamp in France.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon is rated a $21 chance for the Cox Plate while the Caulfield Cup market has Sea Moon a $18 chance with Green Moon at $21.

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