Progressive colt Set To Pounce

A stakes race could be on the cards for talented three-year-old Set to Pounce after he made it back-to-back wins when successful in the $30,000 Vite Cheval Super Vobis Handicap over 1200m at Sandown today.

While surprising some punters, trainer Danny O'Brien was expecting a forward run from the progressive galloper.

"He's a nice horse," O'Brien commented. "That's three starts for two wins now."

"He got a lovely run. Brent (Evans) rode him really well and he was strong at the end."

"I think he's got a good future," O'Brien added.

O'Brien said while connections hadn't planned any major goals for the son of Tale of the Cat, but he was earning the right to step up to better grade on his own accord.

"While he's winning we'll keep going. I haven't got any major plans for him yet, but a second tier (feature) race over the spring could suit and I'd be rapt if he could win one of those."

The win notched up an early double for top Brisbane apprentice Brent Evans. He had earlier won aboard Florina for new "boss" Mick Kent.

"I got a beautiful position and I think he's developing into a nice horse," Evans said of Set to Pounce.

Evans has been riding in great form since heading south for a stint at the busy training complex at Cranbourne. He's ridden seven metropolitan winners since the move.

"I've had a bit of success down here," Evans said. "I'm liking it so far."

O'Brien purchased Set to Pounce from the draft of Torryburn Stud at last year's Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $130,000.

The colt by Tell a Tale and Glamour Puss' sire Tale of the Cat, is one of two winners from the well bred Centaine mare Set and Match.

Unraced, Set and Match, is a three-quarter sister to the Group One Goodwood Handicap winner Centisle.

Other members of the family include quality stakes winners including Sylvaner, Isla Bijou, Salsa and Rule of Engagement.

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