2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes First-Up for Mighty Boss

January 17, 2018

2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes First-Up for Mighty Boss

Mick Price’s shock Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss will chase the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double against the older gallopers this autumn before attempting a second Guineas victory.

Mighty Boss

Mighty Boss will run in the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes before a third-up 2018 Australian Guineas target this autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Not A Single Doubt colt jumped a $101 roughie in the Group 1 $2 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in mid-October and scored the biggest upset since Abaridy (250/1) back in 1986.

Price is confident the win was based on class not luck and is out to prove it this coming Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The tough chestnut three-year-old will be thrown in the deep end early, taking on an open age field of rivals at weight-for-age on February 10 in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m).

He will then look to do the double completed by Black Heart Bart last season and return to the same track and distance a fortnight later in the Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Price is hoping those two Caulfield runs will hopefully have Mighty Boss fighting fit for a third-up tilt at the Group 1 $1 million Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington Racecourse on March 3 back against his own age.

“He’s another one we’re trying to add value to,” Price told Racing Victoria.

“He’s a Caulfield Guineas winner – not saying that’s not enough – but need to do more.

“So I reckon I’m going to run him in the C.F. Orr, the Futurity, and then it is seven days into the Australian Guineas for him there.

“I think that’s the best way to go. The Manfred over 1200m will be too short.

“You’ve got to add value to these colts, don’t you?”

All-in CF Orr Stakes odds at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au have Mighty Boss listed as a $17 chance to hand Price a second win after his success with Shinzig (2008).

The last three-year-old CF Orr Stakes winner meanwhile was All Too Hard (2013), while from 1998 – 2003 six consecutive three-year-olds took out the event.

As for the Futurity Stakes, Price won that back in 1999 with Rustic Dream.

The CF Orr Stakes has proved the best form to follow producing four of the past five winners including three that completed the double, among them, the aforementioned All Too Hard.

In the Australian Guineas, Mighty Boss is set to take on the likes of Thousand Guineas winning filly Aloisia and the Tony McEvoy-trained Cox Plate fourth placegetter Royal Symphony as Price chases a third win in the mile classic following his successive victories with Light Fantastic (2008) and Heart Of Dreams (2009).

To back Mighty Boss next race and to access all the top Group 1 autumn racing odds over the coming months visit Ladbrokes.com.au.

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