Talented gelding Disposition impressed trainer Wez Hunter this morning with his final piece of serious trackwork ahead of the 2015 Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.
Disposition worked over 1400 metres at Mornington and hit the line strongly in the final 400 metres in what was his toughest piece of work since he made his Melbourne racing debut with a second place finish behind Wandjina in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21.
Hunter told Racing Ahead that he was happy with the trackwork of Disposition and he is thrilled with the condition of the Reset gelding heading into the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) this weekend.
“I am really happy with him,” Hunter said.
“He has come on since that run and his coat looks really good.
“He has a few dapples coming through and his work has been really good.
“He had a solid hit-out at Mornington this morning on the course proper, he worked over 1200 and ran up a strong 400 in company.”
Disposition stamped himself as a horse to watch when he started his racing career with four straight wins in Perth before he suffered a maiden defeat to fellow Australian Guineas hopeful in the Group 2 Western Australian Guineas (1600m) at Ascot on November 22.
The three-year-old was then given an opportunity at weight-for-age level when he finished a close second behind Moriarty in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on December 6 and Hunter said that Disposition remains an excellent chance of returning to weight-for-age level for the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 14 if he performs well in the Australian Guineas this weekend.
“If he ran well in the Guineas it is very realistic,” Hunter said of a start in the Australian Cup.
“Bob Peters is keen and it all depends on how he goes this Saturday.
“It is a very realistic chance.”
Disposition is currently available at 2015 Australian Guineas odds of $7 with Ladbrokes and he is on the third line of betting behind Chris Waller-trained Kermadec ($3.80) and Autumn Classic winner Alpine Eagle ($6), while he is available at a quote of $21 to take out the Australian Cup.
No horse has been able to complete the Australian Guineas/Australian Cup double since the Australian Guineas was inaugurated in 1986.