Despite a relatively disappointing finish in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday the connections of star SA galloper Behemoth say it is full steam ahead towards the 1600m All Star Mile.
Behemoth jumped as the well backed favourite in a quality edition of the Futurity Stakes over 1400m which was won by Probabeel but weakened late to run fourth beaten close to three lengths with jockey Damien Oliver conceding he found a few better in the race on the day.
“I had a nice run, presented like I was a winning chance, but found a few better today.” Oliver said.
Trainer David Jolly however was not put off by the effort and is confident the horse can run a strong 1600m in the $5m All Star Mile at The Valley and says it is full steam ahead with the horse.
‘’They went a bit bold in front and he had to kick up. He didn’t get much of a rest and he’s still got a little bit of improvement in him.
‘’He’s got that three-week window now, so we’ve got plenty of time to get him to the post in peak order.’’ Jolly told Racing.com
Behemoth has drifted in All Star Mile betting following the run and is now out to $8 from his price of $6 before the Futurity but remains on the fourth line of betting with Sportsbet behind Acadia Queen ($3.80), Probabeel ($4) and Russian Camelot ($7.50).