''We put him through the barriers up at Gai Waternouse's at Randwick, he had got banned from racing for the second time for barrier manners. He had been going through as good as gold and then one day he went berserk, flipped over, thrashed around and smashed all the gates to bits. He broke three ribs and crushed a vertebrae.
Loyalty Man scored narrowly from the favourite Manuel, ridden by Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy.
As Moloney said afterwards, he was still fractious in the gates and almost dived before they sprang open.