CLIFF Brown’s The Inferno and Jason Warren and Dean Krongold’s Brooklyn Hustle will likely head to Sale on Friday 15 April.
The two stable stars for the Mornington-based trainers are set to contest the inaugural running of The Country Discovery (1100m), an open handicap race, worth $500,000.
Brown, who had The Inferno ready to go for the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) on March 25, was forced to scratch the gelding on the morning of the race because of a sore foot. He had been installed as the second-favourite for the race prior to the scratching.
“24 hours later and he was fine,” Cliff Brown said of the minor setback. “It was a little bit frustrating.”
Brown is confident the talented sprinter can return in good order when he steps out next.
“He’s going to trial on Wednesday before heading to the 1100m open race. He’s going well and it seems a good race for him,” he said.
Warren and Krongold’s Brooklyn Hustle returns from Sydney after contesting the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on Saturday 19 March where she got back and ran home well to finish in sixth, beaten just over two lengths by inform sprinter Shelby Sixtysix.
Co-trainer Dean Krongold said the flashy chestnut mare will also have a trial before heading to the Sale sprint.
With a similar ‘get back and run on’ racing style as The Inferno, Krongold believes the Sale track should suit their mare perfectly.
“It’s a track that’ll suit her and there’s good prizemoney on offer,” he said. “It also fits into the program well heading to her likely goal of the [Group 1 Robert] Sangster in Adelaide.”
Brown’s The Inferno is also likely to head to Adelaide following The Country Discovery with the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 21 also on the cards.