GOLDMAN CONFIDENT BALANCE HAS CLASS
KURT Goldman (pictured) will give Equal Balance his first test in Saturday city grade tomorrow at Rosehill Gardens following some good Highway Handicap runs.
The Goulburn-trained runner is being set for a crack at the rich Magic Millions Guineas early next year and Goldman is giving him another lead-up run in the three-year-old event over 1200m tomorrow.
“I think he’s definitely a cityclass horse. We beat Easy Eddie to break our maiden then he came out and won in the city so you can line things up a little bit,” Goldman said.
“He’s still a bit green and doing a few things wrong but he’s getting better with each start. He’s doing it now on raw ability but what he’s doing says he’ll be competitive at a three-year-old level in town.”
Goldman wants Tye Angland to ride him just off the speed in the small field.
“I don’t really want him to lead because I’m still trying teach him to settle. The time he did lead he got beaten by a nose and got lost out there on his own,” he said.
“That’s reason I haven’t stepped him up in distance yet either. There will be speed generated in the race and that will educate horse. He’s much better when he’s got something to follow and run down. “If he can win this weekend he’ll stamp his position in the race.
“If he can win this weekend he’ll stamp his position in the Magic Millions race.”