Fat Al bound for Ballarat Cup

Peter Moody – trainer of Fat AlEPSOM Handicap winner Fat Al is bound for the Ballarat Cup, 2200m.
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The Peter Moody-trained galloper is being aimed towards the $200,000 race following his midfield finish in Saturday’s 1800m listed event at Flemington.

Formerly trained by Gai Waterhouse – when he won the group 1 Epsom, 1600m, in 2012 – Fat Al joined the Moody barn last year.

The horse claimed his only victory for Moody in this year’s Golden Mile, 1600m, at Bendigo in March.

Meanwhile, the training partnership of David Hayes and Tom Dabernig will bring former overseas stayer Motivado to Ballarat for the race on November 22.

The seven-year-old is coming off a distant last in a 2000m event at Flemington on Saturday, where a post-race veterinary examination revealed a degree of mucous in the horse’s system.

Lindsay Park racing manager Jason Timperley told The Courier the stable would use the Ballarat Cup en route to the Bagot Handicap, 2800m, at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Stawell trainer Paul Jones has also confirmed to racing南京夜网 that Mujadale is targeting the Ballarat Cup.

The Stawell galloper claimed the Ararat Gold Cup, 2000m, on Sunday when partnered by Ballarat-based jockey Kevin Forrester.

Ballarat trainers Darren Weir (At First Sight and Hurdy Gurdy Man) and Dan O’Sullivan (Tuscan Fire) are also planning to secure their hometown cup, while Waterhouse is hoping Excess Knowledge can defend her title she won last yearwith The Offer.

This year’s Ballarat Cup will be a standalone Saturday meeting for the first time in its history, where it is part of a 10-race card boasting $1 million in prizemoney.

The raceday will also feature the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic, 1000m, where two-year-old horses race the NSW and Queensland way-of-going.

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