The decision by Darley head-trainer Peter Snowden to miss the Blue Diamond with Kuroshio could pay immediate dividends on Saturday.
After winning a Blue Diamond Prelude with Kuroshio, Snowden decided not to contest the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes, feeling the colt was better suited racing right-handed.
Kuroshio was immediately sent home to continue his two-year-old campaign in Sydney.
The son of Exceed And Excel has drawn barrier one in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Silver Shadow Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens and has the services of champion rider Corey Brown.
With Gai Waterhouse not accepting with Golden Slipper Stakes favourite Overreach in the Silver Shadow, Kuroshio’s chances have soared and barrier one is another bonus.
Kuroshio has won two of his four starts and almost $200,000 in stakes and has a fabulous chance of adding another $120,000 to that ever-increasing tally.