Exciting galloper Te Akau Shark, an impressive last-start winner of the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m), could take his chance in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) in Sydney in the spring on his way to a tilt at the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) in Melbourne.
The gelding was given a lengthy spell after pulling up with a few soreness issues in the wake of his Riccarton triumph.
“He had his first bit of three-quarter pace last Saturday morning and Jamie Richards is really happy with the way he is coming to hand,” Te Akau Principal David Ellis said.
“We would love to win a race like the Epsom on the way to the Cox Plate. I think he would be really well weighted in an Epsom Handicap. We would probably give him two runs before the Epsom and then straight from the Epsom into the Cox Plate.”