By Glenn Davis
Jockey Jim Orman is hopeful Wolf Moon can live up to his potential in a Stakes race at Eagle Farm on Saturday ahead of the rider’s bid for an elusive Group 1 victory in Sydney next week.
Wolf Moon faces a steep class rise from winning a Class 3 at the Sunshine Coast earlier this year when he tackles the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes over 1400m.
Orman believes the three-year-old has a bright future and will acquit himself well in his first Stakes race.
Orman returned from a week’s suspension to win aboard the Chris Anderson-trained Firebox at Eagle Farm on Wednesday and has a near full book, with six rides on Saturday.
Orman will get his chance to ride his first Group 1 winner when the Stuart Kendrick-trained I’ve Bean There heads to Sydney for the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday week.
I’ve Bean There came from near last to win decisively over 1400m at Eagle Farm last month.
“I’ve never ridden a Group 1 winner but I’ve had a couple of placings,” Orman said.
“My biggest win was a Group 3 aboard Niccanova and I’ve won heaps of Listed races.
“Wolf Moon is a very good horse and he won well over 1600m last time, so I’m expecting him to run well again.”