The Peter Moody trained Do Ra Mi has been well backed to beat favourite Brazilian Pulse in the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day.
Do Ra Mi was an impressive last start winner in the Kewney Stakes at Flemington where she beat Brazilian Pulse by over two lengths.
Earlier in her career, Do Ra Mi had been considered an on-pacer, however Peter Moody instructed jockey Michael Walker to ride her cold at Flemington and it worked a treat with the filly producing a powerful finishing burst to win the Group 2 affair.
“I said to Michael to go back and get cover. She’s shown us that turn of foot at home. The only concern was how she would settle, but Michael was very kind to her,” said Moody.
Although she had success being ridden at the end of the field, Moody was doubtful whether she would sit last in the run in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes.
“You’re not going to get that tempo every race. From the better gate I’d expect her to settle mid-field,” said Moody.
Do Ra Mi produced sensational sectionals in the Kewney reeling off her final 400m in 22.18 seconds with a last 200m of 11.42 seconds.
It was this impressive turn of foot that has punters warming to the Peter Moody trained filly ahead of Brazilian Pulse.
Despite steering Do Ra Mi to an impressive win, Moody has replaced Michael Walker with stable jockey Luke Nolen.
However Brazilian Pulse’s trainer Mike Moroney remains confident his Oaks winning filly can salute again.
“We were first up and Do Ra Mi was at her best.
“You would expect our filly to improve a lot, and she has that experience going right handed now, so we probably tick all the boxes going in,” said Moroney.
Brazilian Pulse won with 58kg’s in the Keith Nolan, while Do Ra Mi is stepping up from 1400m to 2000m.