PETER Moody believes there is a major Cup in Bazzabeel, strong winner of a BM70 Handicap at Bendigo on Wednesday.


Moody said he would send the lightly raced five-year-old for a spell with the Adelaide or Sydney Cup on his program next year.


He praised the Morton family, which race this son of Zabeel, for their patience over what had been an exasperating period.


“He’s had three runs back from a long break, we will give him a spell now ... we don’t want to break him,” Moody said.


“He’s the sort of horse that could lob up in Sydney or Adelaide Cup come the autumn. I think he has that sort of potential.”


Moody said Bazzabeel had been plagued with soft tissue and muscular injuries that have curtailed his career to just six starts.


“He has never broken anything, but he’s just gone sore behind and we’ve kept on putting him away,” Moody said.


“If he had not been coming off such a long break, I would run him in something like the Sandown Cup.


“But, I won’t because I don’t want to break him.”


Bazzabeel, the $2.40 favourite, romped to a five length win from Cadel Triomphe, $3.20, with one and a quarter lengths to Denoninator, $7, third.