Looks Like The Cat On Track for Successful Caulfield Guineas Tilt

September 30th, 2014

Finishing a competitive second in each of his two competitive starts since returning to racing this time, trainer Tony Gollan is confident the step-up to a mile for the featured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) will play directly into the strengths of talented gelding Looks Like The Cat.

Trainer Tony Gollan is confident in the chances of Looks Like The Cat in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas

Trainer Tony Gollan is confident in the chances of Looks Like The Cat in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Daniel Costello

A standout performer over major two-year-old black type events through the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Looks Like The Cat has appeared once over a mile competitively so far; displaying a keen turn of foot in the final straight at Eagle Farm to finish a close third in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins on June 7th.

Finishing just off the pace of classy three-year-old Rich Enuff in both the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) since arriving in Melbourne, Gollan said he is confident the Husson gelding is more than capable of mixing it with the best on October 11th.

“Put it this way, from what I saw on Sunday I am very glad there is an extra 200m in the Guineas,” Gollan told News Limited this week.

“Rich Enuff is a very, very good horse. But they are very beatable. You will get a different sort of race in the Guineas with different horses and three different form lines all converging.

“You have got the Stutt Stakes from Moonee Valley last night with Almalad, you have got the Sydney three-year-olds coming through like Shooting To Win and then you have got the horses that have come through the Guineas Prelude.

“Rich Enuff will be up on speed again and Almalad will be the first horse challenging home to make it a tough mile and my horse hopefully will get a nice run through the field.

“I thought the Prelude was going to be his trickiest race in Melbourne, it was his first go around Caulfield when the horse is getting ready for the mile.”

Debuting with a comfortable two length victory in a minor over 1200m at Eagle Farm on February 8th, Looks Like The Cat laid a great account for himself over winter in finishing second in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) first-up and third in both the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) and J.J. Atkins.

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