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Litt not looking too far ahead with promising colt2 years ago
It's one race at a time for Inglis Millennium winner Castelvecchio, according to the colt's trainer Richard Litt.
Following his breathtaking win in the $2 million race at Warwick Farm on February 9, bookmakers slashed Castelvecchio's price for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper, which will be run at Rosehill on Mach 23.
Litt, though, insists his sole focus is this Saturday's G2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
"The Skyline's the next target, the Slipper is a fair way away," Litt told SEN.com.au.
Castelvecchio's two wins (he won his maiden on debut at Canterbury on January 18) have netted his owners $1,227,250 in prize money, however, with the Inglis Millennium being a sales-restricted race, the winning cheque does not count, thus he is way down in the order of entry for the Slipper.
"He's got no prize money for the Slipper," Litt explained.
"We're in a real unique position with this horse because there's no pressure from the owners to run in the Slipper. We just let the horse do the talking and if the Slipper pops up that's where we go, but if it doesn't, we'll, we don't.
"It's a fantastic position to be in for me because the pressure isn't there.
Litt said the son of Dundeel - a $150,000 purchase from the Arrowfield Stud draft at last year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale - has come through his win in tremendous order and is primed for another big performance on Saturday.
"I'm really happy with him; he's had a great couple of weeks, a nice quite couple of weeks, now we just build him up to the Skyline," Litt said.
"It didn’t take anything out of him; he's going into the run in the same condition. He didn’t travel or anything like that, it was on his home track, so it was all quite a little easy assignment for him.
"He's in good order, he'll run a good race."
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