Ventura Storm takes out Moonee Valley Cup

VenturaStormtakesoutMooneeValleyCup

October27,20185:01pm。

byAAP

VenturaStorm(right)isclosertoaMelbourneCupstartafterwinningtheMooneeValleyGoldCup。

ImportedLindsayPark-trainedgalloperVenturaStormhasfinallybrokenthroughforhismaidenAustralianwinintakingouttheMooneeValleyGoldCup。

NowaMelbourneCupstartawaitswithVenturaStormeligibleforapenaltyfollowinghiswininSaturdaysGroupTwostayingtest。

Ahalf-kilowouldbenice,seniorLindsayParktrainerDavidHayessaid。

RiddenbyMarkZahra,VenturaStormwasbackedfrom$7。

50into$5。

50inscoringalongneckwinfromTrapForFools($10)withLibran($13)three-quarters-of-a-lengthawaythird。

BeforeSaturdayssuccess,VenturaStormsat27thintheorderofentryintotheMelbourneCup。

RacingVictoriahandicapperGregCarpenterwillannounceapenalty,ifany,onMonday。

The2016MooneeValleyCupwinnerGrandMarshalwasnotpenalisedafterhiswinfortheMelbourneCup。

Finallyheswonbuthehasrunthreeverygoodracesalongtheway,twoatGroupOnelevelandbeatenina$500,000raceaninch,Hayessaid。

Hesageldingnow,heshadawindoperationandweveworkedhimoutnow。

ImsuretheresplentyofgoodstayingracesinhimandofcoursewellgototheMelbourneCup。

HayeshascalledfortheGeelongCup,wonbyRunawayonWednesday,andtheMooneeValleytobeballotexemptracesintotheMelbourneCup。

Itsanideatohelpthelocalhorses,Hayessaid。

HesbeatentheimportstodayandGaibeatthemonWednesday。

Ifyouvegotin-formhorsesintheCup,Ithinkitwouldbebetterforbettingandbetterfortherace。

WithVenturaStormalmostassuredofgainingaCupstart,HayesandtheLindsayParkteamarepinningtheirhopesonJaamehwinningnextweeksHothamHandicaptoalsoforcehiswayintotherace。

Iwouldalmostratehimourbestchanceifhecangetin,Hayessaid。

VenturaStormisaverygoodchancealsoashellgivehimselftherunoftherace。