Traditional Mile day is one David Hayes is raring to neglect however the efficiency of Master Montaro has him assured Traditional Cup day would possibly be pretty the reverse.
Master Montaro returned to the winner’s circle at Sha Tin on the weekend after finishing near final on January 24, barely an hour after ownermate Shadow Hero outdated into fifth after racing handier than accepted in the Traditional Mile.
“I in actuality feel that seeing Master Montaro strengthen after that shocker day we had affords me tons of hope for Shadow Hero in the Traditional Cup,” Hayes acknowledged.
“I ponder he ran in actuality neatly in the Traditional Mile brooding regarding the tactics went the contaminated manner on him, I ponder he went a long way too rapid his first 1,200m and he aloof hung on barely neatly so I could possibly gaze him bettering loads, like Master Montaro.”
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Hayes takes a two-pronged assault into the second leg of the four-365 days-former sequence at Sha Tin on Sunday, with Conqueror becoming a member of Shadow Hero in the fray after a ambitious runner-up efficiency in Class Two.
Zac Purton stays aboard Shadow Hero and Hayes expects his pricey import to be ridden extra conservatively this time spherical.
“He’ll be ridden just like the Derby is his subsequent stride, now not like this stride is his final stride – I’d quiz him to hopefully establish fourth or fifth and [Zac to] inch him like he become ridden in Australia to fetch two Team Ones,” Hayes acknowledged, including that the 2 gear adjustments he made sooner than the Traditional Mile – blinkers off, cheek pieces on – will remain in space.
“I’m going to preserve it your complete same this means that of I in actuality realizing it become a unbelievable stride brooding about what we did to him.”
Conqueror tackles 1,800m for the first time in his occupation and Hayes is inflamed to sight what the son of Fastnet Rock – who become four and a half of lengths slack the victorious Shadow Hero in the Team One Randwick Guineas final 365 days – can make at his third Hong Kong birth up.
“Conqueror is coming on leaps and bounds, his work this morning become first-class and I steady indulge in the sensation he in actuality will get better as the races gain longer,” Hayes acknowledged of the gelding, who had a bumpy birth up to existence in Hong Kong.
“He become steady set apart out of kilter this means that of he become scratched from his first stride and he needed to stride on the dirt, however he’s an bettering horse who could possibly set apart his hand up as a contender this weekend.”
Tony Piccone retains the inch, with Hayes liking the manner Conqueror “replied for him” when hitting the line properly for second over a mile earlier this month.
Hayes is now not going to indulge in a presence in Sunday’s Team One features – the Gold Cup and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup – however hopes he is also aggressive at the head discontinue later in the season.
“I don’t indulge in any horses above the 90s in the in the period in-between so I’m lacking competing in those races. I’m taking a peek forward to getting just a few toddle up in the rankings and being there in the direction of the discontinue of the season,” acknowledged Hayes, whose highest-rated galloper is Decrypt on 96.