David Hayes is contemplating sending imported stayer Motivado north for a crack at the 2013 Brisbane Cup (2400m) on June 8 in an effort to further improve his rating.
The five-year-old will be set lofty goals during the spring, with the experienced trainer eyeing off both the 2013 Caulfield Cup and 2013 Melbourne Cup.
The son of Motivator indicated he has the potential to a serious player down under after winning the Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2500m) at Morphetville on Saturday.
It was just the second Australian start for the British-bred galloper who was formerly prepared by Sir Mark Prescott.
“He’s qualified for everything now, but he would be on the minimum in the weights. We’d like to creep his rating up,” Hayes told TVN.
“I’ll have a look at him over the next few days. I might look at the Brisbane Cup as I want to get his rating up a bit more.”
In the UK Motivado showcased his staying ability to win a 2800m handicap by five lengths at Goodwood last August.
From 15 starts he has chalked up three wins and three minor placings.
Hayes is building a strong team for the spring, with fellow import Jet Away already announcing himself as a possible Cups contender.
A son of Cape Cross, Jet Away has won both his Australian starts.
The six-year-old entire took out the Golden Mile at Bendigo first-up before shooting down the inside to claim the Group 3 Easter Cup.
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