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A casual discussion with a rival coach led to The Inferno being the target of his first run. Explore the country on sale.
The $500,000 race on 1100 million meeting titles follows last year’s amendment to the Victorian Government’s Racing Act that allowed the race to proceed on Good Friday.
Coach Cliff Brown is talking to Jamie Edwards, who informed The Inferno coach about the race.
Inferno was planned to compete Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on March 25th but it’s a morning rake.
Brown said The Inferno had suffered ‘leg pain’ on the morning of the race but would be correct if the race was held the following day.
“He’s got a pulse in his leg,” Brown said.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t make it the day of the race and he was right to go the next day.
“These things come and go, they are here one day and gone the next day.
“But we’re definitely aiming for Discounts.”
Nominations for the inaugural Good Friday meeting will close on April 11, and a horse of The Inferno’s caliber would be a good choice for the race.
Inferno hasn’t raced since the interference and nearly fell at the Group 1 Lightning Pole (1100m) in Flemington in February.
It was the first time the former star of the Singapore motorsport race started since running in Everest (1200m) at Randwick October last year.
The Inferno had only been beaten once in nine starts in Singapore before Brown moved to Australia scoring in Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1200m) at The Valley last September.
Brown said $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Morphettville on May 21 is also on the agenda for The Inferno.
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