Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes

August 17, 2018

Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes

Leading Caulfield trainer Mick Price can see plenty of early speed from rival runners will suit his three emerging stars, Mighty Boss, Grunt and Holy Snow, in the 2018 Group 2 $200,000 Sir John Monash P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Grunt, above, is one of three Mick Price trained runners in the 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Grunt, above, is one of three Mick Price trained runners in the 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Price will saddle up last season’s three year old Group 1 winners Mighty Boss (barrier 7) and Grunt (barrier 6) and Group 2 winner Holy Snow (barrier 5) who have all drawn next to each other in the sixteen horse weight for age field.

On pace runners Jungle Edge, Miss Gunpowder, Hartnell and Showtime will make sure the tempo up front is solid which will suit Price’s three new season four year olds.

“Holy Snow will settle midfield or back while the other two shouldn’t be far off the speed,” Price told the Herald Sun.

Price is pleased with all three in the lead up to their 2018 Spring Carnival opener and is finding it hard to split the trio but admits that Grunt has the most potential.

“They’re all kicking off their spring campaigns and they’ve all shown me they’re going well,” Price said.

“They’ve had good preparations, they’ve worked and trialled against each other with each of them having wins.”

“I think my horses are all weight-for-age horses, and if I could find something to differentiate them is Grunt is a more athletic type and Grunt has more ability — but whether he can get there on that I don’t now.”

Michael Walker will stick with Mighty Boss after riding him all through his Autumn campaign and the Kiwi jockey was aboard the Not A Single Doubt colt when he scored an upset win at $101 in the  Group 1 $2m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Damien Oliver will be on Grunt again in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes after the pair combined for two wins at Flemington during the 2018 Melbourne Autumn Carnival in the Group 3 $150,000 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) and in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m).

Michael Dee has got a recall to ride Holy Snow after he rode the Fastnet Rock colt to his best win in the Group 2 $200,000 Hyland Race Colours Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield during the Autumn Carnival.

Grunt has been installed the early $5 favourite for the P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au while Mighty Boss ($11) and Holy Snow ($12) are at double figure odds.

The James Cummings trained Hartnell is in the second line of betting at $6 to make it back to back wins in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes just ahead of the Team Hawkes trained Showtime at $7 and Darren Weir’s pair of Black Heart Bart at $8 and Danon Liberty at $8.50.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds