Roger Milne trained ‘Captain Sonador’ is hoping to turn the tables on outstanding galloper ‘Shoot Out’ with victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.
Since heading south from Toowoomba into New South Wales, the colt’s performances have exceeded all expectations, especially against Shoot Out whom Milne regards highly.
After placing in the Hobartville Stakes at his first run, Captain Sonador proved that it was no fluke, finishing third in the Randwick Guineas a fortnight ago.
Milne is pleased with the colts progress and believes that with a little luck, the stallion prospect might just beat John Wallace’s stable star.
“There’s not much between Captain Sonador and Shoot Out,” Milne said, “Each time they’ve met in the Magic Millions Trophy, Hobartville and now in the Randwick Guineas, there’s been only about a length between them at the finish”.
As with ‘Shoot Out’, the Rosehill Guineas will decide whether running in the Derby remains an option for Milne.
“I’m sure 2000 metres is going to suit him, then I’ll decide if he goes on to the Derby or spells which means he won’t run during the winter back home.”
One thing is for certain this Saturday, wherever Shoot Out goes, Captiain Sondaor will be right there with him, every step of the way.
Captain Sonador is currently rated as an $8.50 chance behind favourite Shoot Out at $3.30.
Written by Isaac Chaplin