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Ibicenco Wins Gr3 Geelong Cup

Thursday, 24th October 2013

At Geelong in Victoria, 6YO German-bred entire Ibicenco (Shirocco-Iberi, by Rainbow Quest) kept his Melbourne Cup hopes alive when scoring by 0.3-length for trainer Peter Moody in the $300,000 Gr3 Geelong Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Verdant (Singspiel-Orford Ness, by Selkirk) & 8YO gelding Moudre (Blevic-Tolkaami, by Raami). Ibicenco, who is currently 42nd in the order of entry for the Melbourne Cup, took his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Slickpix Stakes & Listed Sandown Cup) & 5 placings (including the Gr3 Prix de Lutece in France & the Gr1 Preis von Europa in Germany) from 21 starts for $506,283 earnings.

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