Joao Moreira Are the new rider for Melbourne Cup favourite Constantinople Using Glen Boss taken a booking on the Lindsay Park-trained import.
Racenet understands Moreira told Lindsay Park he wasn’t ready to fly to Australia on Sunday using merely a’maybe’ which he would ride the Cup preferred on Tuesday.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club decided to let Moreira come to Melbourne when he was ensured the ride to the horse.
Boss was reserved to ride Constantinople however obtained a riding suspension weekend – Moreira was then placed by David Hayes to ride the horse at the Melbourne Cup.
However, with Boss’s appeal not yet scheduled to be heard by the Racing NSW Appeal Panel before Monday, the afternoon before the Cup, a can of worms started up.
Boss may have been allowed to ride the Melbourne Cup favourite the nextday, given the Appeals Panel may have decided to delay the start of the suspension of Boss .
However Moreira was playing hard ball – saying unless he had a confirmed ride on Constantinople in Tuesday’s Melbourne 34, he was not flying to Melbourne from Hong Kong on Sunday.
Effectively Moreira was telling that the Lindsay Park team they’d well be left without a jockey for the Cup preferred if Boss was not given the all clear.
Moreira will likely probably be in the atmosphere while Boss’s allure is heard at 9.30am on Monday – that the Hong Kong-based superstar is reserved on a flight from Hong Kong which is scheduled to arrive to Melbourne early day on Monday.
Racenet was told it will likely soon be Moreira’s name adjacent to Constantinople on the acceptance form when the Melbourne Cup acceptances are sinking prior to the field for Tuesday race has been unmasked on Saturday afternoon.
Boss sent the following tweets late on Friday afternoon.