King Pulse will continue his comeback to racing in this weekend’s The Galaxy.
The four-year-old Canny Lad gelding was at the top of his form when he took fright in the hail storm that broke after the 2010 Newmarket Handicap and fractured his shoulder.
Trainer Michael Moroney is hopeful that King Pulse will handle the Sydney way of going in Saturday’s race.
“If he can go this way around he should be right in that race,” Moroney said.
King Pulse was due to compete in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes last month but was forced to pull out after he recorded a high white blood cell count.
The four-year-old took part in some morning trackwork on Tuesday in his first taste of racing in the clockwise direction.
“He got a bit lost on the course proper out wide but they say even the locals can sometimes do that when they are out there,” Moroney said.
“Craig (Williams) rode him and said he got a bit lost until his workmate came up alongside him at the top of the straight and then he was a long way better in the straight although he did still look around a bit.”
Despite being a four-year-old, King Pulse has only had six race starts due to his extensive injuries.
“Even though he’s a four-year-old he’s had very little racing and that’s going to be the little question mark in that he’s not quite as tough and hard as these other horses at the moment,” the trainer said.
“He’s getting there with practice and he’s got the natural ability to do it, it’s just whether he has got the street sense at this stage to do it.”