Leading apprentice Jimmy Orman is hoping that BTC Cup outsider Target In Sight can give him his first Group 1 win at Doomben on Saturday.
The Joe Pride trained Target In Sight is listed as a $15 chance at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 1 $500,000 BTC Cup (1200m) and Orman is hoping the trend of long priced winners continues.
The last three runnings of the weight for age sprint have been won by horses displaying double figure odds with $12 chance Your Song winning in 2013, Famous Seamus swooping to victory in 2014 at $21 and Hot Snitzel arriving at the juicy odds of $26 last year.
“It’s my dream to win a Group 1 and I think this horse will give me a good chance to do that,’’ Orman told The Courier-Mail.
“I am sure he is a much better chance than $15. If you have a look at his run two starts ago, he was second behind Malaguerra who is about a $6 chance in the BTC Cup.”
Orman is currently in a three way tussle at the top of the Brisbane jockey’s premiership table with fifty-eight wins for the season, sandwiched in between front runner Jim Byrne with fifty-nine and Jeff Lloyd with fifty-seven wins.
The talented young rider will have to be at the top of his game to find a winning passage on Target In Sight after the six year old drew awkwardly at barrier nine in the fourteen horse BTC Cup field.
“Target In Sight is drawn a bit tricky but he will be getting back in the run anyway,” Orman said.
“When he is on song he is a really good horse and I think coming into this race third-up is perfect for him.’’
Pride gave Target In Sight two runs during the Sydney Autumn Carnival for a first up second to BTC Cup rival Malaguerra in the Group 3 $150,000 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 26 followed by a fifth to Music Magnate, beaten half a length, in the Group 3 $150,000 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 16.
The Chris Waller trained Japonisme heads the BTC Cup market order at $4 just ahead of Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop at $4.40 and Malaguerra at $6.
BTC Cup market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4 Japonisme, $4.40 Fell Swoop, $6 Malaguerra, $8.50 Artlee, $9 Counterattack, $13 Dothraki, $14 Delectation, $15 Charlie Boy, Target In Sight, $31 Scared Star, Two Blue, $41 Echo Gal, $51 Stratum Star, $101 Liberation.