Tagaloa On Track for 2020 Caulfield Guineas Bid

July 14, 2020

Tagaloa On Track for 2020 Caulfield Guineas Bid

The Slipper might not have fit Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young’s Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa but the talented youngster will get his chance at another Group 1 win this spring targeting the Caulfield Guineas 2020.

Tagaloa. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa is set to target the 2020 Caulfield Guineas this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Lord Kanaloa colt won the biggest price on the autumn calendar in Melbourne for juveniles with a boilover at $26 odds in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) back in February.

He continued onto Sydney and was runner-up in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) before finishing four lengths away fourth to Farnan at Rosehill in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

Unraced since, the colt has come back bigger and stronger according to co-trainer Busuttin who is keen to get Tagaloa out to a mile at least for the Group 1 $2 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 10.

“He’s thickened up over the neck and shoulders and we’re very excited,” Busuttin told RSN927.

Looking at first-up plans, Busuttin named the Group 3 $160,000 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 29 as a likely campaign kick-off, the race last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth took out ahead of his Group 1 success.

Following that, a trip to HQ for Flemington’s Group 2 $200,000 Danehill Stakes (1200m) on September 12 was on the cards with a Sydney run in the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) a fortnight later not being ruled out.

All going well, Tagaloa could be stretched out even further in distance with the team eyeing a potential Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) bid with the youngster at The Valley a fortnight after the Guineas.

“We’ve got everything earmarked towards the Caulfield Guineas at this stage and if he went that way and came up as good as we hope, I’d love to have a crack at a Cox Plate with him,” Busuttin said.

“He’ll kick off in the McNeil Stakes on the 29th and then go to the Danehill Stakes down the straight at Flemington.

“After that we’ve got the option of either going up to Sydney to the Golden Rose, if you can get up there which I’m sure you’ll be able to by then, or alternatively go to the Guineas Prelude and keep him down here.”

Current all-in 2020 Cox Plate odds at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au list Tagaloa at 100/1 with the markets led by Japan’s Chrono Genesis ($11).

Click here to view the full futures Cox Plate betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

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