Leading WA middle-distance galloper Mr Moet will have a testing run at Moonee Valley this morning in preparation for his rematch with Marwingo in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Race rider Daniel Staeck flew out last night to ride the Railway and Cox stakes winner at his first gallop on the Valley grass.
Trainer Adam Durrant was happy to have a couple of partners for Mr Moet to gallop against. The gelding is boarding with Mornington trainer Jason Warren, who is also going to the Valley this morning because his home grass track is closed.
Mr Moet was super impressive at his Caulfield debut last Saturday week when he powered home to finish third to Marwingo and crack colt All Too Hard in the Group 1 weight-for-age C F Orr Stakes (1400m).
All Too Hard is entered to clash with Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, who will have his comeback start in the weight-for-age Futurity Stakes (1400m).
Ben Melham, the rider on Dance With Her, was banned for 11 days for careless riding when he shifted in approaching the 1200m, causing Staeck to check on the son of Mosayter in the Orr.
"A bit of a trip to Moonee Valley will do him good," Durrant said.
"All is really good with the horse and he is on target for his race on Saturday.
"He has kept improving on his last run.
"I liked the way he hit the line over the 1400m and the 1800m is going to suit him better.
"He hit the running rail early and it cost us easily two or three lengths.
"The Mornington grass is closed and the grass at the Valley is good.
"Jason has a couple to partner him so it should work out well."
Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes has entered the West Australian-bred galloper Éclair Surprise in the weight-for-age feature.
Éclair Surprise is by WA's top sire Blackfriars from French Scene and was bought by trainer Lindsey Smith at the 2009 Perth Magic Millions yearling sale for $65,000.
He began his career with Peter Moody and won the Super Impose Plate, came back after a year's break to Robert Smerdon, but then went to Stokes, who won the feature hat-trick of the Murray Bridge Cup, Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Eclipse Stakes last year, before returning to win with 62.5kg over 1400m at Morphettville last Saturday week.
Former WA jockey Dominic Tourneur is the five-year-old's regular rider.
Mr Moet is the second favourite at $5.70 behind Green Moon ($4) in next month's weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m).
Marwingo is on the third line at $6.50 and Éclair Surprise is quoted at $16.
·Stewards have lifted an embargo on jockey Ben Kennedy after a urine swab showed no banned substances.
Kennedy was stood down when he left the Ascot races after being asked to give a urine sample last Saturday week. He later returned when phoned by stewards and gave a sample."I liked the way he hit the line over the 1400m and the 1800m is going to suit him better."" Mr Moet's trainer *Adam Durrant *
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