MOODY BY NAME, NOT BY NATURE
MICK SHARKIE comments on the cobalt saga and how it has affected leading trainer Peter Moody
Whether the science regarding the influence of cobalt is accurate or not, or if the procedural process is in need of repair, one aspect of the long running saga cannot be called into question; the fighting spirit of Peter Moody.
Appearing on G1X.com.au’s The Agenda on Monday night, Moody continued the line that he would fight for what he believed to be right and true in respect of the charges laid against him.
Raw emotion simmered under a composed shell, but didn’t explode publically as it had at Pakenham races on September 16 in a spray levelled at Racing Victoria and its integrity department.
We saw that day the toll that a now 10-month long process has taken on the knockabout Queenslander, but on The Agenda, clarity and composure reigned.
He has admitted that he has been frustrated by the public determination of guilt before a trial, the erosion of public confidence in him as a clean trainer, and the lack of obvious support from his colleagues as he all but stands alone at the frontline.
A passionate consumer of Australian war history, he is surely wondering when his mates will emerge from the trenches and stand alongside him.
For Moody, what is right and wrong is the basis of Australian culture and should be the basis of this cas...