Two-year-old gelding Super Pursuit will contest Saturday’s Cambridge Equine Hospital Premier 2YO (1200m) at Te Rapa and trainer Richard Collett is hoping the horse will take improvement from his debut outing at Pukekohe in which he finished second to Ramazzotti in an 800m dash.
“He didn’t help himself clearing the gates at Pukekohe, but in saying that, he wouldn’t have won the race anyway as the horse that won it was dominant,” Collett said.
“He has drawn barrier eight on Saturday and as long as he clears the gates well and gets a good trip, he is capable of winning the race.”
Collett said he had a lot of time for the son of Proisir, who is a half-brother to last season’s New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year, Dijon Bleu.
Te Rapa was rated a Dead4 on Friday but there is a chance of scattered showers on Saturday.
“He is a lovely galloper, a long-striding horse, so you wouldn’t want the track to deteriorate much on the day,” Collett said.
“If he is professional and does things a bit better than he did on debut, he has got to be well placed.”