At 51, Terry Moseley won’t get many more chances to win a Stewards.
He’s run second in the race twice and today seeks a breakthrough win on a transformed Prince Oz.
Moseley has been atop in five of Prince Oz’s seven wins, five of which have been secured with Ridley.
That he’s riding him at all comes from a friendship between Riccarton trainer and the father and son owners, Mark and Raymond Connors, a successful jumps trainer.
The Connors decided he would be better. off racing in the South so Prince Oz left for Ridley last autumn.
Prince of Oz will jump from barrier five under Moseley in the 13 horse field today and Ridley said his only concern heading into the race was his charge’s tendency to be a bit fractious in the gates.
“He is every start, that is a big worry,” he said. “But if he gets a prize I will be very happy.”
Moseley said there was nothing freakish about Prince Oz. He’s just good horse who keeps putting his hand up.
Moseley hopes that hand will be held high today.