MELBOURNE CUP FAVOURITE ARRIVES IN VICTORIA

Pakenham based trainer Peter Moody has confirmed that Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup favourite Incentivise has arrived safely at his stables and is in great condition after a long trip from Queensland

Incentivise arrives in Melbourne for Spring Campaign

Covid-19 is still playing havoc with Australian horse racing and has made it a nightmare for the rising Queensland Star to travel to Victoria. Instead of a simple flight across states the  Melbourne Cup favourite had to be transported by float.

Incentivise has settled in straight away and now the Cup favourite will begin his prep for a huge spring campaign.

He arrived in the early hours at Pakenham and Moody was quick to give a status update of his new stable star.

“He has had a good hour or so in the box and his temperature is normal and he had a pick and a feed and then I took him out and trotted him up,” Moody said.

“I trotted him up four or five furlongs, just to loosen him up and stretch his legs.

“He is a happy, healthy boy and he seems bright and alert.

“Pleasingly he has travelled well, all his shoes are in place and he has had a nice look around Pakenham on the trotting track.”

Since the 4 year old gelding won the a 1600m contest on the Sunshine Coast Incentivise has been on a tear winning his last 5 starts. The last 4 in particular he has won by an emphatic 40 lengths including a Group 3 victory in the Tattersals Cup during the Winter Carnival.


The win that day put prominent horse owners Brae Sokolski and Ozzie Kheir on notice and they promptly bought a 50% share in the horse.

Incentivise is likely to kick off his Spring Campaign with the Makybe Diva Stakes in September. 

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