Golden Rose Within Flight Of Pegasus’ Reach

By: Sarah Fortnum
September 7th, 2011
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Flight Of Pegasus

Flight Of Pegasus will line up in the Golden Rose

Flight Of Pegasus will line up against some of the big guns of three-year-old racing this Saturday when he runs in the $1 million Golden Rose.

The Scott Aspery-trained gelding will face up against the likes of Smart Missile and Helmet as he attempts to win the prestigious race.

“He’s doing everything right that he has to do,” Aspery said.

“He’s on a path to the Melbourne Spring Carnival so this always been planned as a stepping stone for him.

“He’s always shown he’s a decent kind of horse.”

The trainer believes that Flight Of Pegasus should have had a Group 3 victory to his name already.

“He came out second start in a Group 3 in the skyline at Warwick Farm and had circumstances been different with a better barrier draw he probably wins that race,” Aspery said.

“He’s only gone down by a neck behind two classy sprinters in Hot Snitzel and Uate so he’s definitely a horse that deserves his chance at the top level.”

Flight Of Pegasus will be ridden by jockey Chris Munce in the race.

“We’ll just ride him where he’s comfortable… we’ll probably be back second last or last,” Aspery said.

Aspery will decide on how to proceed with Flight Of Pegasus after Saturday’s Golden Rose.

“We’ll know a lot more after Saturday,” he said.

“If he performs well enough against what seems to be the best three year olds going around at the moment with sepoy aside… Caulfield Guineas and possibility if he’s good enough to the Cox Plate.

“Otherwise we’ll change our route, probably go to the (Group 3) Norman Robinson (Stakes on October 15) onto the (Victoria) Derby (on October 29)”

“He relaxed so beautifully in his races and his work.

“I think the further he gets the better he’s going to be.”

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