Silver Tudor was given a peach of a ride by Serino Moodley at Turffontein Standside on Saturday. (JC Photos)
Serino Moodley was mentioned last week as being deserving of an Emperor’s Palace Ride Of The Month vote for his ride on the Sean Tarry-trained Silver Hills in the Listed Wolf Power 1600.
A week later (on Saturday at Turffontein Standside) and he produced a ride out of the top drawer on another Tarry-trained horse, the Lance gelding Silver Tudor, to win a handicap over 1160m.
Silver Tudor had to carry topweight of 62kg, although he did have a favourable Standside draw in the ten horse field.
He was slightly hampered early by Iron Sky but Moodley managed to hold his good position. He had held his mount up early in order to track the number 9 drawn Dreamland on the outside.
However, the field then crowded on to the favourable outside strip and Moodley made a snap decision at the 450m mark to switch inward.
This proved to be the winning move because Silver Tudor managed to squeeze through a gap and then took off to just get up on the line.
Tarry praised Moodley for the ride and said it was no mean feat to get up on the line carrying 62kg.
It was Moodley’s second win of the meeting, where he had just three rides, his other win being on the Lorenzo Karriem-trained Thunee Player (Vercingetorix).
Moodley’s record this month for Tarry has been four rides, two wins and a third and a fourth.
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Serino Moodley’s ride described above is an example of one that can be nominated for the Emperor’s Palace Ride Of The Month.