Trainer Joseph Pride is hopeful that a drop back in distance and the reapplication of blinkers will help See The World return to top form in the July Sprint (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
See The World was a consistent performer during the 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival, recording an impressive win in the Listed McCarton Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill before finishing third in both the Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1200m) and Listed Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), but has struggled since travelling to Brisbane for the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m).
The Danzero gelding finished eleventh in the fifteen horse field and was very disappointing in his return to Sydney in the Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) earlier in the month.
See The World was set to contest the Winter Stakes (1400m) last Saturday but Pride made the decision to skip that race in order to find a shorter sprint contest.
The rising seven-year-old has recorded all but one of his eight career wins in races over 1200 metres or shorter and Pride is confident that the drop in trip gives the gelding the best opportunity to return to the winners circle.
“He has lost his way a bit since he went to Brisbane,” Pride told AAP.
“I’ve put the blinkers back on, he wore them in the Hall Mark before he went away but I took them off so he would settle over the 1350.
“I thought he looked better suited back to 1200 and with the blinkers on.
“He has raced alright at Randwick in the past so hopefully he can do it again.”
See The World will need to return to his best if he is going to be a contender in the July Sprint with Group 2 winner Havana Rey, Robert Heathcote-trained duo Griffon and Funtantes as well as Ramornie Handicap winner Youthful Jack all set to take part.