Wait and see on Flemington for Rising Red

WaitandseeonFlemingtonforRisingRed

October12,20185:39pm。

byAAP

Co-trainerTrentBusuttinwilldelayadecisionwhetherRisingRedrunsintheBartCummings。

RisingRedsco-trainerTrentBusuttinisfavouringbypassingadirectpassageintotheMelbourneCupforaracethefollowingweekatCaulfield。

ThestayerisnominatedforTheBartCummings(2500m)andTurnbullStakes(2000m)atFlemingtononSaturdaywithBusuttin,whotrainsinpartnershipwithNatalieYoung,sayingthemorelikelyoptionistowaitfortheHerbertPowerStakes(2400m)atCaulfield。

VictoryinTheBartCummingsgivesthewinneraballotexemptionintotheMelbourneCupwhileaCaulfieldCupstartisavailabletothewinneroftheHerbertPower。

IfRisingRed,currently54thintheballotorder,wastowintheCaulfieldCuphewouldgainaMelbourneCupstart。

IllseewhattheacceptancesarelikebutmorethanlikelywellbewaitingfortheHerbertPower,Busuttinsaid。

Youdontliketobescaredofonehorse,buttheGodolphinhorse(Avilius)looksextremelyhardtobeatandIcantseetheHerbertPowerbeinganystrongerthanwhatSaturdaysracewillbe。

IfhewontheBartCummingsIdontthinkhedgetenoughofapenaltytogetintotheCaulfieldCupanyway。

RisingRedhashadtwostartsfollowinganearlywintercampaigninBrisbane,finishingsecondatMooneeValleybeforerunningsecondintheNaturalismStakesatCaulfieldonSeptember22。

SuccessinthatracewouldhavegivenRisingRedexemptionintotheCaulfieldCup。

TheMelbourneCupsthedreambutifhegotintoeitherracehedbeanoutsidechance,Busuttinsaid。

IfeeltheCaulfieldCupisamorewinnableraceforahorselikehimthanracingagainstalltheinternationalsthataregettingofftheplanefortheMelbourneCup。