Stan Fox looms as spring stepping stone for Man Of His Word

Stan Fox looms as spring stepping stone for Man Of His Word


Exciting three-year-old Man Of His Word stamped himself as a potential group horse with his super-impressive win in the Best Signs Class 1 Handicap (Race 8-1200m) at Gold Coast on Saturday.

And the son of Lope De Vega won’t have to wait long to get his opportunity to race at black-type level with trainer Bruce Hill nominating him for the $200,000 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday September 26 (click here to view nominations).

Man Of His Word was racing second-up from a spell on Saturday and showed explosive acceleration to come from eighth on the turn to blow his rivals away in the straight, recording a 2-1/2 length victory, despite racing greenly (click here to watch replay).

Gold Coast-based Bruce Hill has always had a big opinion of the rangy bay, and thought enough of him to include him in the early entries for the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 10 and the Group 3 $500,000 Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on October 17.

Saturday’s Stan Fox Stakes is a vital stepping stone for Man Of His Word’s Caulfield Guineas mission as he will need to add significantly to his current $29,900 in prize money if he is going to secure himself a start, but more importantly it will indicate whether he is ready to compete against the best three-year-olds in Australasia.

What a thrill for his owners to have a horse with enough ability to be tested at the highest level-and all for just ‘a grand’ a share! Let’s dare to dream….


Story courtesy Grand Syndicates




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