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McEvoy Mitchell RacingLatest News Macy Moon shines bright

Macy Moon shines bright

Macy Moon shone brightly to score a dominant maiden win at Apiam Bendigo on Tuesday, December 5.

Backed from $4 into $2.90 favourite, Macy Moon was taken to the front by jockey Madison Lloyd and ran away in the home straight to win the Bertocci Maiden (1600m).

Trained by Tony & Calvin McEvoy, the three-year-old gelding had 2-1/4 lengths at the finish from Cortain ($6.50) with Iceberry ($11), three-quarters of a length away third.

Macy Moon debuted at Donald last month over 1350 metres running a creditable fourth, indicating he was looking for more distance.

At Apiam Bendigo, Lloyd had the gelding away well out wide and allowed him to cruise to the lead.

Despite being challenged midrace, Macy Moon dashed away turning for home to win comfortably.

McEvoy stable foreman Tim Henley said the victory had been impressive.

“Macy Moon didn’t do it that easy,” Henley said.

“He got it served up to him and beat it off pretty convincingly and was strong to the line.

“He gave a good kick coming around the bend, and it was never in doubt really.

“The form was there. The horse that ran second at Donald won at Warrnambool, so he warranted the favouritism.

“I think he will get even further than 1600 metres after today.”

Henley said he was pleased some of the owners were able to be on course to see Macy Moon’s victory.

“It was great to see Penny and Adrian Beard, who also bred this fellow, on track to enjoy the win.”

Winning jockey Madison Lloyd was impressed by Macy Moon’s win.

“I wanted to ride him with cover today because he is still very green,” Lloyd said.

“However, there was no speed in the race, so I leaned on his neck and rode him where he was comfortable.

“I said to Tony I would probably in the first three and it ended up we were in front.

“I got pressured very early, probably about the 1000 metre mark. He got a bit keen but then came back under me when the other horse dropped off.

“Geez, he gave a good kick and was strong through the line.

“He just keeps building and building. He is not sit-sprint but a momentum horse.”