Will the Gerard Moloney colours return to the metro winner's circle on Saturday? (Image: Racing Photos)
Bad barriers and wide runs have plagued Indernile's short career but trainer Gerard Moloney is confident a favourable draw can help the talented colt can break his maiden at Flemington on Saturday.
The two-year-old will jump from the inside gate in the $100,000 Saintly Hall of Fame Trophy (1400m) and Moloney believes that, combined with the drop from Stakes grade and the step up to 1400m, will aid the son of Street Boss' cause.
Indernile debuted with a placing behind Property in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) before an unplaced run in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) and, most recently, a closing fourth to Kobayashi in the Listed Redoute's Choice Stakes (1200m).
"In his other runs he's never drawn inside 10 so from that barrier on Saturday he won't get as far back as what he's been getting and he won't give them as big a start," Moloney said.
"Three weeks between runs really won't worry him because he's been kept up to the mark and the 1400m isn't an issue.
"He is a cracking type and he shows really good ability at home, even though he hasn't won a race yet."
Indernile is a $6 second elect in the fixed odds market, which is headed by unbeaten Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained galloper Grandioso.
While he is wary of his opposition, including Grandioso and talented Darren Weir colt Savaheat, Moloney would not swap his horse for any other in the race and believes Indernile's form is superior to that of his rivals.
A win would be a welcome result for Moloney who has been out of the metropolitan winner's stall for more than two years and has watched on as his brother John has captured feature success this year with Magic Millions winner Flying Jess and VRC St Leger winner Dornier.
"I'm in a pretty good space with the way I feel about the horse but there are a lot of nice two-year-olds around and people have got big hopes with their horses," he said.
"Weiry's horse probably should've won at Warrnambool last start but this horse of mine has probably been meeting better opposition than that."
Moloney said Indernile will likely be spelled following Saturday's race before being aimed at feature three-year-old races during the Spring Racing Carnival.