Moriarty too good in Eagle Farm Cup

Moriarty was unlucky not to win the Eagle Farm Cup twelve months ago but jockey Nash Rawiller made amends this time around, squeezing through a narrow gap in the straight to score a comfortable win in the Group 2 staying feature.

Rawiller had Moriarty positioned nicely behind the leader and the imported stayer showed a brilliant turn of foot when clear to race away from Mr O’Ceirin with Floria third.

“I was very confident coming to the turn because [Wistful] was rolling off the fence, but then I was in a bit of trouble but he put his head in there and has that real zip at the end,’’ Rawiller said.

Chris Waller praised the consistency of Moriarty following the win but is undecided whether he will get the opportunity to defend his crown in the Brisbane Cup.

“A lot will depend on the weights and I am guessing it is going to make it hard for him now that he has won the Eagle Farm Cup,” Waller said.

“This horse has been up for a while this preparation and has done a good job to get another weight-for-age win.

“He is proven at this level and I’m sure there will be a nice race for him if we place him right in the spring.”