A spring Carnival program is in the pipeline for Hi World after leading all of the way to win the Group 3 $150,000 Johnnie Walker Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick today.
Hi World made it an Autumn Carnival hat trick of wins following a mid week win at Warwick and a similar win from the front in the Group 3 $200,000 The Daily Telegraph Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on the first day of ‘The Championships’.
Trainer Peter Moody has a very high opinion of the High Chaparral colt and is certain he will take the next step and measure up to Spring Carnival standard later in the year.
“He is a nice colt, he is an exciting proposition and he got the job done again,” Moody said.
“I think he can develop into a serious Spring contender, whether it be handicap or take the step to weight for age, I think he’s got good improvement in him and he is still quite immature and he will only go on from here.”
“I think he is a very good quality colt and he will go to the paddock and rest up for the Spring.”
“He will go to Brisbane, but it will be for a holiday and a little bit of pre training.”
Hi World won the Carbine Club Stakes with the blinkers on but Moody replaced them with the winkers today in an attempt to get the front running colt to settle a little bit better for Kerrin McEvoy today.
“He did relax nicely in the first half. Maybe we will adapt a similar situation next time. Seven furlongs to a mile they will probably got on and after that they will probably come off,” Moody said.
Hi World jumped from gate seven in the eight horse field and Moody hade forseen that he would be three and four wide going to the first corner and instructed KcEvoy to take him time working to the front.
“I just said to Kerrin let him take himself there and don’t rush it, we were prepared to concede to be three or four deep over the crossing the first time and he relaxed nicely for Kerrin and that was very pleasing,” Moody said.
Hi World was sent out the $2.30 favourite and the result never looked in doubt when McEvoy let him slip away at the top of the rise after setting a moderate tempo in the middle stages to score a one and a half lengths win.
Runner up Wine Tales with Tommy Berry (4.80) made up plenty of ground from the tail of the field while Merion ($4) plugged away in the straight to hold onto third spot.