Championship leading jockey Joao Moreira is eager to bounce back onto the winner’s list with a full book of eight rides on Wednesday (11 November) night at Happy Valley, following a two-meeting suspension.
One of those mounts is Sky Darci, who proved a fine ally with a smart first-up win last time and is looking to follow-up in section one of the Class 3 Belcher Bay Handicap (1200m).
“It was very impressive, we had to do it tough coming from the widest gate facing the breeze three-wide, and at the line he was running away showing that he has got a lot of ability,” Moreira said.
The Caspar Fownes-trained four-year-old scored handily from gate 12 and this time he will step away from gate seven against 11 others.
“He’s no doubt a better horse than last year and that is expected as he’s been given more time. It feels like he is a horse that we are far off where he is going to get to – there’s plenty more to come from him,” Moreira said.
The youngster is a three-time winner from six attempts and is looking to further advance that eye-catching record, which has resulted in a 28-point rating rise since his debut as a 52-rater.