Significant step up for Almighty

SignificantstepupforAlmighty

October19,20176:09pm。

byAAP

PeterSnowdenisconfidentAlmightywillcopewiththestepupinclasswhenhebeginshisfirstMelbournecampaignintheListedGothicStakesatCaulfield。

Thecoltreturnsfroma10-weekfreshenupinfinefettleforSaturdays1400-metrechallengealongsidestablemateIconOfDubai。

HeshowedalittlebitlastpreparationandIexpecthimtorunwellinthatsortofrace,Snowdensaid。

AlmightyhashadfourstartsinapreparationhighlightedbyhismaidenwininNewcastleover1600minAugust。

HesbeendowninMelbourneforquiteawhile。

Hesquiteforwardandhesingoodenoughorder,Snowdensaid。

IdeallyAlmightywillprogresstotheGroupThreeCarbineClubStakes(1600m)onNovember4,Derbyday。

SnowdenhopedblinkerswouldsharpenIconOfDubaiupafterthecoltstruggledwhenseventhintheListedAntlerStakes(1400m)atFlemingtononOctober4。

HewasreallydisappointingbutwiththeblinkersonImsureyoullseeabetterhorse,Snowdensaid。

IconOfDubaiwasa$8。

50chancewiththeTABonThursdaywhileAlmighty($13)wasamongtheunfanciedrunnersinamarketspearheadedbyGodolphinsBeauGeste($3。

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SnowdenalsohasRavidowntoruntheGroupTwoTristarcStakes(1400m)butmayholdthemarebackaftershedrewtheoutsidegate。

IdontknowwhetherIllrunherfromthere。

Shellfinditprettydifficulttowin,Snowdensaid。