After showing good promise in his first campaign, three-year-old Shove Over broke through for his maiden win at Moe on Tuesday, in easy fashion over the 1100 metre distance.
Piloted by red-hot jockey Patrick Moloney, the Nicconi gelding was ridden positively from barrier three to take up a position outside the leader, and he produced a good turn-of-foot at the 200 metre mark to kick away and win by three-quarters of a length on the line.
With a win to his name first-up this preparation at just his fourth race start, Shove Over looks to have a promising future ahead with plenty of upside, with Moloney stating that he got lost when he hit the front and he will benefit from race experience, as well as the addition of blinkers down the track.
The in-form mare Maddox almost brought up a double for the stable in the last race on the card, beaten a short-half head to run second with Tayla Childs in the saddle.
Congratulations to the connections of Shove Over, and all of the team at Moloney Racing!