A bumper day of racing takes place at Caulfield on Saturday and one of the key support races to the three major Group 1 races is the Group 2 2013 Autumn Classic (1800m).
Eight three-year-olds will line up in a field headed by Victoria Derby quinella Fiveandahalfstar ($2.60) and Super Cool ($2.90).
The only other runner to fall under doubles figures is Mick Kent’s hyped colt High Shot who is at $4.20.
Others in the market include last-start winners Subiaso ($12) and Sea Of Choice ($17) along with outsiders Bit Of A Schiller ($51), Luck’s A Fortune ($71) and Must Confess ($71).
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#5 High Shot $4.20
Happy to forgive a first-up sixth in the Autumn Stakes where 1400m was always going to be short of ideal.
Produced a remarkable victory on debut last year and can redeem himself here ahead of bigger autumn targets such as the Australian Derby.
Will be aided by having top jockey Craig Williams in the saddle.
Two proven gallopers and it would certainly surprise if both didn’t finish inside the top three.
Fiveandahalfstar went within a neck of winning the Autumn Stakes first-up while Super Cool trailed him home for third.
Both will appreciate the extra distance but Fiveandahalfstar has a barrier advantage with two compared to Super Cool who has drawn the outside.
Bigger things to come this autumn for both of these emerging stayers.
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