Media reports over the past 24 hours have had former Victorian trainer Peter Moody either not deciding to apply for a licence to train again or expecting to apply in some four months to be operational later in the 2019/20 season.
Moody has not trained since being suspended for six months on a cobalt charge in 2016 after Lidari returned a positive test to cobalt after the 2014 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. He has been prominantly working in media and assisting in the purchase of yearlings since he stopped trained after the suspension.
It was reported by RSN927 on Saturday morning that Moody has confirmed he has decided to apply for a trainer's licence following the final yearling sale for the season in April.
Moody has a Belgrave South farm which he will use for training with stables at Pakenham Racecourse. Instead of the large operation Moddy had at Caulfield when he dominated with stars such as champion sprinter Black Caviar it is believed he will restrict a new training regime to much smaller numbers.
Racing Victoria's head of integrity Jamie Stier said the regulator had not received a licence application from Moody on Friday and has had no formal discussions with him about a return reported smh.com.au.
Moody trained close to 2500 winners, including 53 Group 1 winners including the champion sprinter, along with Typhoon Tracy and Dissident.
Peter Moody, picture Sportpix.com.au