Moroney eyes Golden Eagle for talented UK import

Buffalo River is being set for the newest and most exciting race on the Australian racing calendar
Buffalo River
Buffalo River could be heading to the Golden Eagle in November

Talented import on track for Golden Eagle


Talented import Buffalo River is being set for the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill on November 2.

Trained by Mike Moroney, the former UK runner is unbeaten in three Australian starts and will now have a break before targetting the Sydney Spring Carnival feature.

"He has gone to the paddock and he's going to have three weeks there," Moroney said.

"Then he'll just get ready to head to Sydney.

"We'll give him a couple of runs in the spring and hopefully we'd like to get to the Golden Eagle if we can."

The $500,000 Silver Eagle, which will be a key lead-up to the feature, could be used by connections to ensure a start in the Golden Eagle.

The first three home are exempt from the ballots but if doesn't get a start, Moroney says there's some good options in Melbourne as a back up.

"But he'll only be having a couple of spring runs," Moroney said.

Moroney said Buffalo River still had some growing to do which was exciting for the future.

"I think his best is to come," he said.

Buffalo River is a 26.00 chance at BetEasy to win the Golden Eagle.

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