Shoot Out Targets Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup

July 5th, 2010

The countdown to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is certainly underway, and Shoot Out, trained by John Wallace is hoping to prove himself as the best stayer in Australia with a start in the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup this year.

Shoot Out, trained by John Wallace, is hoping to prove himself as the best stayer in Australia with a start in the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup this year.

Winner of the AJC Derby earlier this year, the High Chaparral gelding has returned to training at the Gold Coast, with his trainer a strong believer in the stayers’ ability.

Having notched up just over $1.3 million in career money to date, the three-year-old will look to add to that with a run in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on the 23rd of October, and the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the 2nd of November.

Turning four in August, Shoot Out will start his final race as a three-year-old on the 31st of July, with a run in the Bletchingly Stakes.

With an impressive bout of results earlier in the year after winning the Randwick Guineas in March, the Gold Coast-based gelding will be reunited with rider Stathi Katdsidis, after the duo struck a convincing relationship.

Trainer Wallace is hoping Shoot Out can provide him with his first ever Cox Plate win, and will hope the heavy line-up of starts in the Liston Stakes, the Memsie Stakes, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and the Yalumba Stakes will present the lead up needed for inevitable success.

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