Moody will be looking towards his old mate Forster to look after his latest family purchase, Caffery who is owned by Moody, his wife and daughters.
The Irish bred gelding will have his first start for Forsters stable this weekend at the Sunshine Coast over 1400m and it is expected that the import will find the Queensland conditions a better fit than previously looks at Victorian tracks.
Forster was previously Peter Moody’s foreman before heading to Queensland to set up her own stable and this will be the first time she has trained for Moody and it looks like it could be the right partnership once again with Caffery impressing in a recent trial for Jim Byrne.
“He has been working nice, he is a nice horse and his form is a bit bare but he has trialled up well so I am keen to get him to the races,” Forster said.
“Moods bought him overseas, he is a really nice horse. He bought him and got him out to Australia, someone else had him before (Moody) started training him.
“Jimmy (Byrne) has been on him in his jump out and trial so we are excited about getting to the races with him. Hopefully we can give him and the girls a winner to kick it all off.”
Forster’s stable was famously mobbed when Black Caviar was sent there to compete in the BTC Cup back in 2011 and Moody has continued to trust his former foreman with all his horses he sends north to race.
The Eagle Farm based trainer joked she is yet to receive instructions for Caffery on Saturday with the import rated as a $6 chance.
“Pete has been pretty good so far with him so we will find out on Saturday,” she said.
“Black Caviar came up here and stayed with us when he sent her up, Moods and I go back a long way.”