Valley Run for 2013 Caulfield Guineas Hope Prince Harada

June 14, 2013

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Valley Run for 2013 Caulfield Guineas Hope Prince Harada

Tony Vasil’s promising blue blood juvenile Prince Harada steps out for just the second time at Moonee Valley this Saturday looking to retain their undefeated status ahead of a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign targeting the Caulfield Guineas 2013.

One of the major features of the upcoming season for three-year-olds, the $1 million Group 1 The Beck Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 12 became an early target for exciting colt Prince Harada, a son of Vasil’s former top galloper Haradasun, following their impressive race debut at Ballarat on May 23.

There they won by 2.5 lengths with Steve Arnold in the saddle over 1000m, an effort they will be looking to repeat when they run in the first at the Valley this Saturday.

One of nine youngsters engaged to face off in the $80,000 Alternate Railway Handicap (1200m) Prince Harada, who will again be ridden by Arnold, is the $2 favourite at to win their second trip to the races.

“We’re very happy with him, obviously he is still learning, but there’ve been no problems between runs and he goes into Saturday’s race in good order,” Vasil’s racing manager Sam Doran said.

“He would’ve taken great benefit out of that first-up effort and it will be good to see him tested against some horses that have got a bit more experience than he does to see where he’s at.”

Of some concern is the current Slow (7) rating at Moonee Valley with more rain to fall ahead of Saturday’s meet which could see the colt tested on a Heavy ground for the first time following their debut win on a Slow (6).

“It is a concern given he hasn’t seen a track like that in the past so it is a bit of a query,” Doran said.

“His first-up run was on a slow track and he got through that OK, so you’d expect he’d get through the heavy but you never know until they actually taste it for the first time.”

While there’s still a long way to go their Caulfield-based trainer Vasil is hoping all goes to plan and Prince Harada develops into a genuine Caulfield Guineas hope this season.

“You’d be putting a nomination in for that race (Caulfield Guineas) and putting him on that path and at least seeing if he is capable of getting to that level,” Doran said.

“We’ll give him the opportunity and learn whether he’s able to stand up for that kind of campaign or whether we draw a line at Group 1 level and come back a grade because there are still plenty of excellent races over the Spring for three-year-olds.”

Now is the time of the year when spring campaigns are founded especially those for the youngsters targeting glory in the Caulfield Guineas and, looking even further ahead, the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) in November during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Should Prince Harada run well on the weekend than traditional races in the early spring they are likely to look at leading into the Caulfield Guineas include the $120,000 Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, the following week’s $120,000 Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley and the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) all run in the second half of August.

“At this stage the horse will stop after Saturday and have a short break where he’ll probably go to Peter Morgan’s or somewhere like that for a couple of weeks,” Doran said.

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