Noble Legend ready for Anthony Mountney’s breakthrough
The enduring four-year-old Noble Legend is expected to claim his first win in the 1100m at Gosford on Wednesday.
The gelding has been unlucky in this pre-season but to his credit he was honest in the loss and key indicators suggest he is ready to reach his peak.
First, he came too far back from a wide gate but kept running hard to finish third behind eventual City winner Passeggiata.
Punter’s Intelligence recorded that he ran one of the fastest final 200m splits of the entire meeting at 11.64. Additionally, this race was highly rated and has since proven to be an important form reference.
The Anthony Mountney-trained galloper then sped wide throughout second place at Kembla Grange after starting the market with a respectable $7 and fought his way through well.
He has a good profile for these time/section races, is receiving a significant barrier change that will allow him to get closer, and repeating his last starting figure will get him to the finish.
Bettors quickly snapped up the early odds on the locally trained secret spy and backed him in an early favourite.
The gelding missed the start in Muswellbrook over 900 m and then just had too much to do.
Despite not being suitable early on, he recovered and ran hard on the straight to claim third place.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/with-a-stroke-of-luck-noble-legend-ready-to-break-through-20230124-p5cf1v.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Noble Legend ready for Anthony Mountney’s breakthrough