Astute Caulfield trainer Mick Price doesn’t go to Sydney very often unless he has to, so it’s worth paying attention when he takes one there voluntarily.
A quick look at the Rosehill Garden fields on Saturday and you will notice Race 1 Number 1 is the Mick Price –trained General Peekay, a last start Caulfield winner on January 5.
“There wasn’t a suitable three-year-old race until next week in Melbourne and for this prize-money and this class (0 – 75) it was just the right race,” Price told racingnetwork today.
“I know this is back 100 metres on his last start but I’ve kept him fresh and I just think it’s the right race,” he added.
Price said General Peekay had not travelled this far before and that was always a query, but he said he was a sensible General Nediym colt and he didn’t think it would pose any problems.
“It doesn’t look the strongest race you’ve ever seen and he’s very well and the prize-money is great, not to mention he’s owned by people in Sydney, so there are a lot of reasons why he should be going to Sydney,” Price said.
He has booked Brenton Avdulla to ride the horse from barrier three in a field of just eight.