By Brad Gray
Tivaci scored a timely Group One victory in the Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) with a career at stud on the horizon for the four-year-old.
“He’s the fastest son of High Chaparral probably in the world, I would think. He’s by a great sire and proving to be a sire of sires too so he’s going to a great home,” said Michael Moroney.
“I was really confident with him during the week. I stayed back to watch him gallop on Wednesday on the course proper and he galloped terrific. He just was glowing here today and very relaxed for him too. I said to Olly he was as relaxed as I’ve seen him.
“He’s been placed in a lot of Group Ones so deserved to get one here today and it’s very timely as he’s going to stud at Waikato Stud. We’ll have a meeting now as to whether we race on.”
Tivaci outgunned Le Romain
It was the third All Aged Stakes victory for Damien Oliver having previously won the race on Hurricane Sky (1995) and Danleigh (2009).
“Maybe I am just showing my age,” Oliver laughed.
“(Tivaci) did a good job and defied the pattern. They haven’t been making much ground all day and he is a quality colt.
“He is an imposing type, deserved a Group One and all credit to Michael Moroney’s team.
“I would also like to pay a little bit of respect to Patrick Maloney the stable rider down in Melbourne, he has done a lot of work with him and he is part of the reason why this horse had some success today.”
Tivaci swooped on his rivals to take out the All Aged Stakes! pic.twitter.com/YLcPR8mlH2
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