Wednesday, 12 October 2011
: Hong Kong's champion trainer John Moore is content with the preparation of Caulfield Cup topweight Mighty High going into Saturday's $2.5 million feature.
| Mighty High|
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finished a solid fourth of nine at his second Melbourne start in the G1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) last Saturday with Moore satisfied with the performance as a final prep race for 2400 metres.
The Caulfield Stakes was a leader dictated race run an at a steady pace. Mighty High
's jockey Darren Beadman reported that he could not go with the leader and winner Descarado when the sprint went on from the home turn.
“I was very happy with the run,” said Moore.
“He hit the running rail at the half mile and then the horse outside him rolled in and made him lose momentum.
“Once he got clear running he kept on very well in a way that showed the 2400m should suit him really well.
“The run should have put him 100% for next Saturday. The main thing we've got to do now is draw a good gate.”
Beadman, who rode in his first Caulfield Cup as a baby faced apprentice in 1983, has no concern with Mighty High
's 57kg after the weights were increased 2.5kg.
“It's not an overly strong field,' Beadman said from Hong Kong, having returned to ride a double at Sha Tin on Sunday after his Caulfield cameo last Saturday.
“He has given me plenty of confidence. He has been carrying 59kg and he'll appreciate the 2400 metres.
“I've been informed the horse has done well since the run last Saturday.'
“He has had the perfect prep for a Caulfield Cup and he'll be even better again for the latest run.'