Trelawney Stud graduate and dual Group One winner Grunt is on track for a tilt
at the A$5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) after finishing third in a 990 metre
Cranbourne barrier trial on Monday.
Trainer Mick Price described the
performance as “perfect” after the four-year-old entire finished one and a
quarter lengths in third behind Group One-winning sprinter Malaguerra and Travimyfriend.
“He did everything I wanted to see,’’ Price told
Another 100 yards he probably sticks his head out and wins. He’s
going great. His attitude is good and the horse is good.’’
Grunt is expected to
run first-up in the Gr.3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on
March 2, two weeks prior to the All-Star Mile. -ANZ Bloodstock News