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John Moore Aims Sunny Speed at Spring Cups
Trainer John Moore believes Hong Kong Derby placegetter Sunny Speed (Havana Gold-Alumunia, by Mujadil) will be his first winner on his return to Australian soil, reports scmp.com. "My first attempt [at winning] will be Sunny Speed, he has recovered from the injury and he will be in our stable in Sydney in a week and he will be getting ready to qualify for the Cups in Melbourne," Moore said. "I think Australian horses are lacking that stoutness that Europe can offer so I am very much in the fold there." Previously known as Crack on Crack on when trained by Clive Cox in England, the 5YO gelding had eight starts in Europe prior to landing in Hong Kong. "[Sunny Speed] will be my first venture into going over extra ground but we are looking at Europe at the moment and one or two owners in particular have shown interest to start some syndicates to bring in European horses to fill that void in Australia," he said. Sunny Speed had only three starts in Hong Kong where he ran third in the Hong Kong Derby, but he suffered a series of tendon injuries that prevented him from racing.