The 2500m Listed Torney Night Cup highlights Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights tomorrow at the Valley and the Archie Alexander trained Mosh Music looks primed to run yet another bold race in the feature staying event.
The six-year-old mare has been outstanding in her career to date, showcasing an overall winning strike rate of over fifty percent with a record that reads fifteen starts for eight wins and two minor placings.
Across those fifteen careers starts The Valley has been her most successful track, winning three out of her five starts here including a close-up third in last year’s Group 3 Ladbrokes JRA Cup.
During the week Archie Alexander was asked about her affinity with the track and he responded-
“It’s funny, she’s actually quite a decent sized mare. Moonee Valley can sometimes be a bit tight and turning, so maybe you wouldn’t physically look at her and think she’d love the Valley but for whatever reason she does."
"Once we realised she liked it there once, we’ve kept coming back to her happy hunting ground.”
Along with her brilliant Valley record Mosh Music is also unbeaten at three runs beyond 2000m, with Alexander pointing out that she relishes the staying trips and will likely venture further than 2500m in the coming months.
“We haven’t got there as much as we would like. But now she’s up and fit and an older mare, we can really take full advantage of those staying trips and I think you’ll only see a better mare as we get over further.”
“The big target for her this prep is the Adelaide Cup. That will be a huge feat for her.”
“Obviously races like the Melbourne Cup and the Caulfield Cup- they’re dreams and goals but they’re a bit higher.”
Mosh Music will be the only mare to contest tomorrow night’s Ladbrokes Torney Night Cup, but with her rating steadily rising she’s been allocated 57.5kg- 3.5kg over the minimum.
Conceding weight to the males over an extended journey is no mean feat, but Alexander was confident it wouldn’t bring about her undoing.
“I don’t think the weight will be a big issue, you obviously have to respect the other runners but she is the class horse.”
“She’s a good mare, she’s in great form and you get the weight because that’s how the handicapper rates you.”
With Mosh Music aiming to remain unbeaten over the distance, Alexander was questioned who he thought were the main dangers in tomorrow night’s race and whether he thought his mare was the horse to beat.
“There’s a couple of horses there. I don’t really single out one. There’s a few horses you’d be worried about.
“Ciaron Maher’s horse Bartholomeu Dias wasn’t too far behind us at Sandown. He gets a little bit of weight off us. That could be one.
“But I think she’s a good mare. She’s in good form and hopefully she’s the one to beat.”
Mosh Music remains the solid $3.90 favourite for tomorrow night’s Ladbrokes Torney Night Cup and she won’t be short of supporters as she plots a course towards the Adelaide Cup.