The Peter Moody trained Dissident scored his fifth Group 1 victory with a dogged win in the Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.
Dissident will begin his new career as a stallion at Newgate Farm in the Spring and goes out a winner after teaming up with veteran jockey Jim Cassidy again.
Cassidy was aboard Dissident when he won the 2014 Group 1 $600,000 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick as a three year old and Moody called on his experience to send the four year stallion out on a winning note.
Moody has had to work hard to get Dissident back to top form after he was beaten as favourite when third in the Group 1 $400,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 28 after he was found to be suffering from a virus.
But Moody was able to get the four year old back to top condition for his farewell win.
“It is very fitting. I’ve had the pleasure of retiring three Group on winners, Typhoon Tracy, Black Caviar and Dissident,” Moody said.
“And the first two were horse of the years, this bloke has put his hand up to be number three so I am extremely proud of him.”
Cassidy had Dissident out of the barriers quickly and sat outside of the leader Wandjina ($7.50) and the pair had a tough tussle all the way up the straight.
Dissident ($10) was able to outgun the Gai Waterhouse trained three year old and hold on to score by a head with T J Smith winner Chautauqua ($3 favourite) finishing a close third.
Wandjina was able to cross from an outside barrier to set the pace and fought on extremely well while Tommy Berry had third placegetter Chautauqua closer this week and moved off the fence before the home turn to put in his challenge.
Dissident’s win wrapped a Group 1 winning double for Moody who earlier in the day won the $400,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) with Pasadena Girl.
2015 All Aged Stakes Results
|1||2||DISSIDENT||Peter G Moody||Jim Cassidy||–||6||59kg||$10|
|2||12||WANDJINA||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||0.2L||12||56.5kg||$7.50|
|3||1||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||0.6L||1||59kg||$3F|
|4||13||SCISSOR KICK||Paul Messara||Tye Angland||1L||4||56.5kg||$15|
|5||10||GENERALIFE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1.1L||9||59kg||$21|
|6||4||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||1.2L||13||59kg||$12|
|7||9||FONTELINA||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||2.3L||5||59kg||$41|
|8||8||WEARY (FR)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||3.2L||10||59kg||$61|
|9||6||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Kerrin McEvoy||3.5L||11||59kg||$61|
|10||11||SHOOTING TO WIN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||4.9L||3||56.5kg||$12|
|11||5||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Blake Shinn||5.7L||8||59kg||$21|
|12||3||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Hugh Bowman||6.6L||2||59kg||$5.50|
|13||7||LASER HAWK||Joseph Pride||Steven Arnold||7L||7||59kg||$31|