Stan Fox looms as spring stepping stone for Man Of His Word
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 http://www.grandsyndicates.com.au