A connection to a young stallion trying to make a name in the breeding world could provide an early return for the owners of unraced two-year-old El Sid.
El Sid is entered to have his first start at Randwick on Saturday after trainer Anthony Cummings thought it wise to wait an extra seven days to give the youngster the benefit of home-track experience.
A colt by Queensland-based sire Sidereus, El Sid was nominated for Rosehill last week but Cummings wasn’t sure he had found the right race.
Cummings’ apprehension was based on a barrier trial in which El Sid messed up the start before going down narrowly to subsequent city placegetter Good Standing.
“With the bigger track at Randwick, what he does early in the race is less likely to come against him,” Cummings said.
“On his home track with the faster tempo over 1000 metres, there is room for him to make a mistake and still be able to finish off and be competitive.”
El Sid is from the first crop of Sidereus who Cummings trained to win the Pago Pago Stakes, a Golden Slipper qualifying race.
The Pago Pago win attracted the interest of Nathan Tinkler and the former mining magnate’s Patinack Farm bought a 50 percent stake in the colt, only for the chestnut to finish down the course in the Slipper.
Some of the original owners in Sidereus have signed on to race to race El Sid after Cummings sourced the youngster from a ready-to-run sale.
“They were keen to find one by Sidereus and this horse was pretty attractive in the way he performed in the ready-to-run sale,” Cummings said.
There are nine entries for the 2YO Plate at Randwick and all bar one will be making their first visit to the races.
Quick Feet has race experience over her rivals after the Snowden stable filly made a winning debut at Warwick Farm last week.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au