That’s The One Targets Caulfield Guineas 2011

August 8th, 2011

Colin and Cindy Alderson’s promising three-year-old That’s The One has emerged as a genuine contender for the 2011 Caulfield Guineas following a smart win at Flemington on the weekend.

Snippetson gelding That’s The One was one of the 277 horses making up the Caulfield Guineas 2011 nominations when early entries for the Melbourne Spring Carnival showdown were taken by Racing Victoria last week.

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At nomination stage, That’s The One had only had one start for one win, but the Cranbourne-based Aldersons were confident their horse would continue to progress and prove their potential as a Group 1 performer.

That’s The One put three lengths on their rivals on debut to win a 2YO open handicap over 1200 metres, and last Saturday they maintained their unbeaten record with a gritty win in the $70,000 Olive Curtis and Andrew Denadic Handicap (1410m) at Australia’s premier racecourse – Flemington.

“I think he has got a great future in front of him but today was another revelation,” Cindy Alderson said following Saturday’s success.

“I didn’t think he could do that. I was very impressed with him. He just kept coming and coming and coming. It was pretty exciting stuff.”

Top jockey Craig Williams partnered with That’s The One for their Flemington race win and was impressed by the boom youngster’s efforts to overcome the extreme outside gate and hefty 59kg weight to win.

“He has got bagfuls of ability,” Williams said.

“He relaxed really good and his last 600 metres was pretty fast (33.86 seconds).”

While there’s no doubting That’s The One’s ability, he is still only lightly-raced and is yet to step up to stakes level bringing to the forefront some queries of him making the Caulfield Guineas cut.

“We’ve got to be mindful that this is his first preparation and he’s obviously had to learn a lot to get there, so we’re just going to take it race by race, but at this stage he’s in the Guineas and we’ll keep him focused that way at this point,” Alderson said.

Another Caulfield Guineas-bound galloper that enjoyed a win over the weekend was the highly-spruiked Aeronautical.

The Lionel Cohens-trained Encosta De Lago gelding claimed an impressive three and a half length win in the $100,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m).

Their success saw them firm into the $11 fifth-favourite to win the Sydney Spring Carnival’s 2011 Golden Rose next month at Luxbet, with connections also considering the Caulfield Guineas for Aeronautical a fortnight after the Golden Rose.

“He is a serious (spring) contender,” jockey Nathan Berry said of Aeronautical after riding them to victory on Saturday at Rosehill.

“Just in the fact that he still has a lot of improvement left in him.

“The best thing about this horse is that he doesn’t know anything. He’s running on raw ability.”

The next acceptance stage for the Caulfield Guineas 2011 will be first declarations to be taken on Tuesday September 6.

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