Both Peter Snowden and regular jockey Kerrin McEvoy have no qualms about Sepoy’s Moonee Valley debut in the Manikato Stakes this Friday night.
The Golden Slipper winning colt has now had two gallops around the Melbourne track in preparation for his eighth race start.
“It is a track you need to have a bit of a look around,” Snowden said.
“The most daunting thing is that you are so close to the people and when you turn for home you virtually race into the grandstand.”
“He got a feel of where everything is. He feels right at home here. Melbourne is really his home. Most of his work has been this way.
“The direction is not a problem, the track isn’t a problem and he seems to like Moonee Valley.”
McEvoy also remains confident that Sepoy will continue his impressive winning record.
“He gets around there, no worries,” McEvoy said of Moonee Valley.
“It’s great to be able to come here and have a gallop. Both times he’s been here, it’s as if he’s already raced here.
“He’s come on from his Cranbourne trial (last Monday) and we’re all pretty happy.
“Peter said he’s really tightening up and starting to harden up, which is what you want to see.”
Snowden believes Sepoy can outrun the talented mare More Joyous, who will be resuming her spring campaign in Friday’s Manikato.
“I’ve watched her work and she is ticking along well,” Snowden said.
“(But) you don’t do what he’s done and not be confident.
“It’s the best I’ve had him.”