Trainer John Thompson has declared Sookie and Aronson as Patinack Farm’s major hopes to qualify for up coming month’s Magic Hundreds of thousands Traditional as the pair prepare to make their debuts at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Patinack Farm will unleash its firepower for the $ two million 1200-metre function with a complete of 6 runners in the Detailed Phelan All set Stakes and Detailed Calaway Gal Stakes, equally around a thousand metres.
Thompson believes Metallurgical’s brother Reflectance in the Phelan All set Stakes is possibly the best of his younger crop but feels the son of Redoute’s Alternative might locate the journey a shade quick.
“I am not expressing he is not an early two-12 months-outdated but when he ran 3rd in a barrier trial very last week he was performing his best function late,” Thompson stated.
“He is a top quality colt and it wouldn’t shock me to see him get up on debut but he’ll get greater later on on.
“I charge Aronson as our very best hope in that race. Aronson labored with Reflectance on Tuesday morning and just shaded him.”
Aronson, a $ 100,000 yearling get from the Yarraman Park Stud draft, was a single of 15 two-12 months-olds Patinack Farm had in barrier trials for the initial time in public at Doomben 10 times back.
The son of Shamardal finished 3rd, significantly less than about three lengths at the rear of the winner Discreet in an 810-metre trial.
Thompson’s other Phelan Ready Stakes runner More Than Fantastic, a $ 150,000 buy from Baramul Stud, finished a creditable third in a scorching heat behind stablemate Nechita and Magic Hundreds of thousands Typical favorite Sizzling.
“He confirmed very good pace in the trial but knocked up,” Thompson explained.
“But he’s enhanced a whole lot fitness-clever because and he must run well.”
The Calaway Gal Stakes will see all a few Patinack Farm fillies – Modify Typically, Sookie and Dysfunction – race in blinkers.
“Sookie was plated when she beat Snipzu in her trial,” Thompson mentioned.
“But I nonetheless believed her win was super and she’s quite expert.
“She’s by Casino Prince and not a lot of that breed have shown significantly as two-year-olds.”
Modify Frequently is the only Patinack Farm runner with race experience following finishing fifth on debut to Military Bride at Eagle Farm on December 3.
“She was very green that day. She led and won a trial at Doomben previous month but she panicked when she acquired driving horses in her very first start off,” Thompson stated.
“I am putting blinkers on her this time so she can target a lot more.
“Dysfunction was narrowly beaten in her trial but she hit the line strongly.
“She’s nonetheless a bit green but she appears above average.”