Sea Moon could be aimed at the Cox Plate or the Melbourne Cup
Last Updated: 11/08/13 1:46pm
Sea Moon could be aimed at either the Cox Plate or the Melbourne Cup after impressing his new connections in Australia.
A dual Group Two winner for Sir Michael Stoute, the son of Beat Hollow is now in the care of Team Williams who unveiled a few of their biggest stars at Flemington on Saturday with Sea Moon and 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon among five horses that featured in two separate track gallops.
In the opening gallop Sea Moon was up against former Aidan O'Brien inmate Seville and 2011 St Leger winner Masked Marvel.
In what was only a leisurely gallop in the early stages, Seville took up the early running ahead of Masked Marvel with Sea Moon settling at the rear of the trio.
Stepping things up at the three furlong mark, Sea Moon powered down the outside under a strong hold from jockey Brett Prebble to narrowly edge out Masked Marvel and Seville.
Speaking to www.racingvictoria.net.au after the gallop, Prebble said Sea Moon was definitely heading in the right direction.
"He's a very quiet horse but he came to the races today and he knew that he was here for a reason," Prebble said.
"It was a good piece of work he gave me a good feel and he's got a great stride on him, if he brings his European form then they're going to know there's a serious horse in town."
"All indications are that Sea Moon, Thought Worthy and Masked Marvel are doing very well ahead of their first Australian preparations," Nick Williams revealed.
"Sea Moon's a very nice horse, at this stage we're very happy with how he's acclimatised.
"I'd love to target him towards the Cox Plate but we'll just let him tell us whether the right race is the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or the Melbourne Cup."