PITTED from a host of achieved locals, intercontinental Jungle Cat’s quest for Team one glory at Caulfield on Saturday could direct a tilt at the three million The Everest — or concentration on additional modest aims.
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Bidding to supply on Englishman Charlie Appleby’s very long-time period setting up, the Godolphin veteran contests an intriguing Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) — and faces a digital fork in the highway.
“This (the Rupert Clarke) has been his focus on. It would be fantastic to place a Team one on his CV more than 7 (furlongs),” Appleby stated of the TAB two likelihood.
“I consider we’ll permit this race operate out and regroup and see how he receives on with it. We’ll make your mind up if we occur again to 6 (furlongs) or go to the mile.
“If he was to get tomorrow for absolutely sure it (The Everest) is heading to be place on the radar.”
Appleby, who has plucked a string of Australian options on past visits, stated Jungle Cat would be suited by 1400m to start with-up at Caulfield.
“We just felt more than 1200m again in the United kingdom, Jungle Cat experienced been attempted and examined more than 6 furlongs at prime amount,” he stated.
“He experienced usually operate properly but by no means did get on the scoreboard.
“We felt stepping up in vacation would be the gig for him and that this would be a great race for him to elevate his profile once again. He goes properly contemporary.”
Chasing his to start with Australian Team one triumph considering that Polarisation’s 2017 Sydney Cup, Appleby prices James Cummings’ Property Of The Courageous toughest to conquer.
“Home Of The Courageous (.20), we have been looking at with desire,” he stated.
“He’s overwhelmed us at the time right before there at Newmarket. He’s unquestionably the one particular to conquer.”
Appleby stated equally Jungle Cat and Naturalism, who operates in the Team three Naturalism Stakes (2000m), experienced settled in properly at Werribee.
“Folkswood is in fantastic condition I was extremely delighted with him right before he remaining and the men have been very little but beneficial about him considering that he has arrived,” Appleby stated.
“He has campaigned all around the environment now and we felt he place in a very good general performance in very last year’s Cox Plate when he was 3rd powering Winx.
“He has been in this article right before and he adapts properly to it. “I am anticipating a significant operate from him.”
James Doyle will trip equally Jungle Cat and Folkswood.
Jungle Cat will experience a stern examination in what David Hayes — who has Sovereign Country, Fastnet Tempest, Skip Gunpowder and crisis Tulip entered — describes as a “really open up, rough race.”
Winner jockey Craig Williams could equivalent Damien Oliver’s document of 6 wins in the race when he companions main contender Osborne Bulls.
Oliver is driving in Sydney this weekend.
ARCHIE IN THE Crystal clear
ARCHIE Alexander’s strangles disaster is more than.
Alexander and his crew have been stranded considering that he documented the outbreak of the extremely infectious illness at his Ballarat stables on September one.
Racing Victoria stewards have now lifted the ban on Alexander’s steady following 4 different very clear exams.
Alexander not too long ago experienced to take away 12 horses from his yards due to the fact even although they experienced not contracted the extremely infectious strangles, they could experienced been uncovered to it.
Alexander experienced operating his horses at Burrumbeet but can now use Ballarat’s amenities.
Wheal Leisure (Struggle Most cancers Basis Handicap) and Spanner Head (Punters.com.au Residing Legends Handicap) will be Alexander’s to start with starters considering that San Remo at Sandown on August 29.