Attention a Late 2017 Futurity Stakes Nominations

February 21st, 2017

Team Snowden have included exciting three-year-old Attention as a late nomination for Saturday’s 2017 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse.

Three-year-old Attention is a late 2017 Futurity Stakes nominations. Photo: Daniel Costello

Three-year-old Attention is a late 2017 Futurity Stakes nominations. Photo: Daniel Costello

Attention has produced a number of impressive results for the Randwick training partnership through his short racing career so far, but undoubtedly stamped himself as a colt to follow through a 2015 Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign highlighted by a close second behind Winning Rupert in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) and a smart win in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m).

Paul Snowden told Racing Victoria that the team are unsure whether or not the Stratum colt runs a strong mile and subsequently believe that a successful run in the 2017 Futurity Stakes is not out of the question.

“It doesn’t look like an overly strong race, so we’ll see what comes up in the next day or so,” Snowden said.

“He’s not an A-grader but he races up on the speed and makes his own luck. It’s just finding the right race for him basically.

“Once he gets a couple of runs under his belt he’s quite a tough horse who can sustain a run.

“He was solid late the other day (Autumn Stakes). That’s his biggest asset, he can race up on the speed and he can produce the last strong 600 (metres).

“I don’t know if he runs a mile or not. We tried him as a two-year-old and it was inconclusive as he didn’t have the run to suit, but it’s doubtful in my mind that he’s get a strong mile.”

Trialling well in the lead-up to his 2017 campaign, Attention resumed for fifth in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) on January 28th, before running on well for second in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) last time out on February 11th.

The 2017 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early 2017 Futurity Stakes odds, for which Attention can be taken at a generous quote of $15.