Group One winner ‘Shoot Out’ has been ruled out of making an appearance in next year’s Sydney autumn carnival.
Last Autumn carnival Shoot Out showed his class claiming the Group One AJC Australian Derby and Randwick Guineas in Sydney.
After a good, yet frustrating Melbourne spring campaign the gelding will bypass the autumn in favour of the Brisbane winter.
Trainer John Wallace said he had spoken with Shoot Out’s owners Graham and Linda Huddy and decided that a decent spell was the best thing for the horse.
“He’ll come into my place in early January and he’ll do his racing in the winter here in Queensland”, Wallace told Sydney’s Sky Sports Radio.
“He won’t have a lot of starts and then we’ll go to Melbourne again”.
Shoot Out’s main Queensland targets will be the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast and then the Group 1 Doomben Cup.
The winner of seven of his 19 starts, Shoot Out has accumulated almost two million dollars in prizemoney.