John Moore is hoping Silver Grecian can post a surprise victory in tomorrow’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in Melbourne.
It will be the first Australian start for the four-year-old gelding, who was initially raced in Britain by John Ryan before being transferred to Hong Kong to be trained by John Moore.
Silver Grecian won his last start in The Sha Tin Mile Trophy on July 10.
His trainer said he is doing well following his flight to Australia.
“He’s done particularly well,” Moore said.
“His work this morning was very impressive.”
The Haafhd gelding was unable to find his form in Hong Kong prior to his last start win.
“It took us quite a while to get his feet right which is always a problems with European horses,” Moore said.
“But we’ve got them right.”
Moore is confident that Silver Grecian can post a good result come tomorrow’s Sir Rupert Clarke, but has his sights set on the $1 million Emirates Stakes on November 5.
“He’s up against the best in Australia straight away,” he said.
“Our main target is the Emirates Stakes.
“He showed us a lot of promise and we think he’s the sort of horse that can win a Group 1 race here.
“I’d give him a very good Group 1 chance.”