A significant weight pull on a couple of the higher profile sprinters gives trainer Greg Eurell confidence We’ve Got This can run a big race in the Bobbie Lewis Quality.
We’ve Got This scored a strong win in a benchmark sprint over the straight 1200m-course at Flemington in February and will be chasing his first Group race victory on Saturday.
Eurell had been aiming We’ve Got This at the Group One Goodwood in Adelaide in May but a foot abscess put an end to those hopes.
We’ve Got This resumed from a spell with a closing sixth, coming from last, in the Group Three Heath (1100m) after a slow start.
He carried 56kg but drops to 53kg on Saturday and is one of eight horses on the minimum weight.
The five-year-old has 6kg less than favourite Under The Louvre and 4.5kg less than star New Zealander Xtravagant who is on the second line of betting.
“He’s in really good order. Really good order,” Eurell said.
“He gets a lovely weight relief in this race and I think the all-important factor with him is that he gets a little smother and gets exposed late.
“It’s a tough race but I think the horse has got a lot of ability and if he won it wouldn’t surprise me.”
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