Purrealist off to the Paddock

Promising colt Purrealist is on his way to the paddock with the spring in mind.

The colt, prepared by Danny O’Brien, turned in a superb run in last Sunday’s Group 3 The Jansz (1200m) at Morphettville when runner-up behind Gabbidon, who is bound for the Queensland winter carnival.

Purrealist, a half-brother to Racing To Win, was second around the turn but was outsprinted momentarily in the straight, as he was when winning on debut, but warmed up again late to run into second place and closing rapidly.

The stable have a high opinion of the Tale Of The Cat colt and expect him to measure up over further as a three-year-old.

“He ran a really good race, especially for a horse where the trip was too short,” O’Brien’s racing manager Aaron Corby said.

“The horse just wants more ground and doesn’t have that turn of foot but was really finding the line nicely in the straight.

“He’s heading down to (owner) Tony Santic’s “Makybe” property and will come back for the spring.

“He proved he’s got enough ability to warrant a shot at the good three-year-old races and we think he’ll be suited up to a mile.”

Also heading to the paddock is Juste Momente, who worked home well to finish runner-up in the Listed Laelia Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville. She, too, will be aimed at races up to a mile in the spring.

Meanwhile in Queensland the stable has reported Splashing Out pulled up slightly sore after a career worst 11th in last weekend’s Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) behind Santagostino.

The talented filly slipped upon jumping and was never in the race, finishing sixth lengths from the winner with muscle soreness. She will be monitored over the next week before O’Brien decides on her next run as she heads to the Oaks.

by Jason Hickson - RacingandSports.com.au

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