MoccasinMisstoshednicknameatRosehill

July9,20195:06pm。

byAAP

TrainerGaryPortelliiskeentoseeMoccasinMissbreakfreeofherpatternforminorplacings。

Acitywinforafillyormareatthistimeofyearisimportantasmanyownerslooktotheirbreedingprospects。

InthecaseofMoccasinMiss,GaryPortelliwouldalsoliketoseehershedhernewnicknamewhensherunsatRosehill。

SheisbecomingknownasMoccasinMelbourneafterAustraliasmostfamousplacegetterTomMelbourne,albeitmanyofhissecondsandthirdshavecomeatahighlevel。

MoccasinMiss,whohas13minorplacings,10fromherpast15starts,linesupinSaturdays1100m-benchmarkraceforfilliesandmaresalongwithstablemateSebringExpress。

SheishonestbutshejustkeepsrunningsecondsopeoplehavestartedcallingherMoccasinMelbourne,Portellisaid。

ButsecondonaSaturdayatRosehillisworthmorethansecondatCanterburyonaWednesdaysowewillstepherupingradeandseehowshegoes。

MoccasinMissisafive-year-oldbutnodecisionhasbeenmadeonherracingfutureyetwithPortelliapart-ownerofthemare。

Shehaswontwoofher27starts,hermostrecentinDecember2017。

SebringExpressalsostepsupinclassfromhermostrecentstartatKemblaGrangewhenshefinishedfourthinherfirstracethisyear。

PortelliwillbeaiminghigherwithTestashadowandNiccisGoldintheListedWinterStakes(1400m),thefeatureattheRosehillmeeting。

HeisalsolookingforwardtothereturnofNotFeintHeartedinoneofthelastoftheseasonstwo-year-oldraces。

Hetriallednicelyandandwepickedthisraceouttoaimatawhileago,hesaid。