Sterling Alexiou believes Huracanevo will ‘go near profitable’ if he places all of it collectively at Warwick Farm on Wednesday as his steady makes an attempt to maintain their sizzling run going whereas making ready for a Magic Tens of millions assault.
Alexiou and coaching associate Gerald Ryan have had three winners and two seconds from their previous six runners and are set to chase $2 million Magic Tens of millions 3YO Guineas glory with Inexperienced Shadows this weekend.
However the steady are hopeful one other of their proficient three-year-old’s can breakthrough earlier than then.
The Kind: Full NSW Racing thoroughbred type, together with video replays and all you want to learn about each horse, jockey and coach. Discover a winner right here!
Huracanevo will fly the flag for the steady again of their residence state when he strains up for his second race begin within the Kia Ora Prague Maiden Handicap (1400m).
The promising three-year-old produced an attention grabbing efficiency on debut at Randwick on Boxing Day when making up floor down the surface to complete sixth in a 1200m occasion.
“He’s nonetheless doing lots flawed however he’s a horse with real metropolis potential,” Alexiou mentioned.
“The 1200 metres was most likely a contact quick for him the opposite day and he’s nonetheless inclined to overdo issues.
“We thought over 1200 metres, they might run alongside for him and no less than give him an opportunity to settle.
“From a bit higher barrier draw on Wednesday, if he can soar a bit higher, he can posy up a bit nearer however we simply wish to see him chill out effectively and journey effectively.
“If he can do this, I feel he’s going to go near profitable and whereas I do know it’s a tougher race than it was the opposite day, he’s a horse that may get to metropolis grade at some grade as soon as he learns to do issues proper.”
Huracanevo is a son of the steady’s former Group 2 profitable sprinter Rubick.
Whereas not blessed with the identical early sprint as his father, Alexiou is assured Huracanevo nonetheless has a pleasant future.
“Rubick was a soar and run on velocity kind of horse that was large and powerful the place this horse has good potential however no gate velocity,” he mentioned.
“He’s a little bit of a lean, imply machine.
“Even all his work from home, his final 50 or 100 metres is at all times his greatest work.
“He’s most likely a horse that may be a real 1400 metre to 1600 metre horse.”
Huracanevo has been a firmer since markets opened on Monday with Jay Ford booked to journey.
Step Apart is the favorite for the opening occasion after ending second at every of his first two begins for Chris Waller whereas returning galloper The Englishman has been effectively supported.
In the meantime, Ryan and Alexiou have elected to again up proficient colt Inexperienced Shadows within the Guineas after the three-year-old pulled up effectively from slim second to Danish Prince at Rosehill final Saturday.
“He bounced by way of Saturday fairly effectively contemplating it ended up being a heavy monitor,” Alexiou mentioned.
“He was most likely fortunate it was a sit and dash and got here out of it fairly effectively.
“We gave him a swim on Monday and he had a lightweight trot and canter on Tuesday morning so he’ll head as much as the Gold Coast on Wednesday.
Stablemate Deficit may also again up from a win on the Gold Coast final weekend when he strains up within the $1 million Magic Tens of millions Subzero whereas Ryan and Alexiou are set to have a robust staff on residence turf at Rosehill.
YOUNG TRAINER JACK HULL CHASING HIS FIRST METROPOLITAN SUCCESS
Jockey-turned-trainer Jake Hull has solely had a handful of starters however is a good likelihood of leaving Warwick Farm on Wednesday with a maiden metropolis win to his identify.
Hull will saddle up simply his eighth starter when the speedy Goofy Mick contests the Sure Sure Sure First Yearlings Benchmark 72 Handicap (1000m).
The 29-year-old, who rode 150 winners, solely started his coaching profession in October after working beneath Grant Allard as an assistant following his retirement from using in August, 2020.
Allard made the transfer to Queensland final 12 months, paving the best way for Hull to take over proprietor John O’Connor’s Central Coast operation that included Goofy Mick.
“It’s going rather well to date,” Hull mentioned.
“I retired about two and a half years in the past and I at all times wished to coach as a heavyweight jockey so I knew it wasn’t going to final ceaselessly.
“The chance that Mr O’Connor provided me, I couldn’t say no and the time was proper.”
Goofy Mick has already offered Hull with a milestone second for the younger conditioner together with his maiden win at Taree final month.
The Canford Cliffs gelding was having his first run for 17 months when chalking up his fourth win from eight begins in spectacular vogue.
“I’ve at all times had a little bit of time for him as a horse, he has at all times proven above common potential however has had a few setbacks and a very long time off the scene,” Hull mentioned.
“His win first up was sensible. He solely had the one trial main into it however he had proven me at residence that he had taken lots out of that trial.
“He received tremendous and got here by way of the run brilliantly, however I’ve simply given him a bit of additional time as a result of typically after they’ve had so lengthy off that first up run can take a bit out of them and race a bit flat.
“We simply opted to area his runs. He has proven me indicators he has educated on effectively and I feel he will certainly run a very good race.”
Initially printed as Warwick Farm preview: Coach Sterling Alexiou is assured teenager will show arduous to beat