Mosseratti a chance if race has genuine pace

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Mosseratti, shown here with strapper Sarah Woodward at Belmont Park in September, is favourite in a 2200m handicap at Ascot tomorrow. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE biggest challenge to Mosseratti in the Seppelt Wines Handicap (2200m) at Ascot tomorrow is the horse himself, according to his trainer Cliff Green.

Mosseratti, who is the favourite, has drawn barrier three and jockey Steven Parnham is booked for the ride.

But the Gingin trainer said Mosseratti always seemed to find trouble in a race, get held up and not seem to have any luck.

Green said with the drop in grade if the gelding could not win tomorrow he was unlikely to win any race though he said a 2400m would suit him better.

“He’s a genuine stayer and most of our races here they walk early and then sprint the last, which doesn’t suit him,’’ he said.

“He has been very consistent lately though.’’

The eight-year-old son of Mossman and Princess Bayley has placed in the top five in his past five starts.

Green said Mosseratti had spent two years with feet issues but now his feet were good although he was getting older.

He said if the race was run at a genuine pace it would give Mosseratti his best chance.

Meanwhile, Muchea trainer Alan Mathews will saddle up three starters tomorrow.

Cornflower in the Tabtouch- Better Your Bet Maiden (1200m),  She’s Alight in the Fifth Leg Handicap (1200m) and Smith in the Janet Hammill Art Exhibition 7-9 Nov at Ascot Handicap (1600m).