MICKEY HAS EYES ON JOINING ELITE GROUP
MICKEY Blue Eyes will target Group 1 success at his next start after his impressive win in the Listed Dulcify Quality (1600m) at Royal Randwick yesterday.
The Hayes/Dabernigtrained Medaglia d’Oro colt had a difficult task in front of him at the top of the straight with w a bunch of horses in his way but his determination got him past Gem Song late.
David Hayes thinks he deserves a crack at the top level.
“I would say he might run in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) or go back to Victoria and run in the Caulfield Guineas,” the trainer said.
“I think he would have been a little bit unlucky to lose after getting held up at a vital stage, but he really charged and stuck his head out.
“He’s a quality horse. He beat Black Caviar’s son (Price Of Caviar) who’s come out and won, and wasn’t far off Graff.”
Jockey Regan Bayliss said Mickey Blue Eyes would be suited by a rise in trip.
“He’s got a lot of potential,” Bayliss said. “He had a few things against him after they went slow in the run, but he was able to pin his ears back and was great through the line. “He had the will to win. “I don’t think 2000m would pose a threat at all. He’s a lovely clean-winded animal and has a bright future.”
Regan Bayliss on Mickey Blue Eyes after winning.