Inundation has made the step to city company in stunning fashion with an impressive win at Caulfield to remain unbeaten for the campaign.
The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained galloper headed to Saturday’s Lamaro’s Hotel Handicap (1000m) off the back of victories at Mornington and on the Pakenham Synthetic.
Inundation had scored by 3-½ lengths and 3-¼ lengths respectively on the country circuit and while the winning margin was not as great on Saturday, he was more impressive.
Sent out the $3.40 favourite under Jye McNeil, Inundation raced to a three-length win from Squid Game ($3.50), with Nice For What ($18) a further 1-¾ lengths away third.
Kent Jnr said Inundation was an exciting prospect, but in the short-term there was no special plans for the gelding, although he may return to Caulfield for an 1100m contest in two weeks’ time.
“We’ve had no big ambitions, we’re just capitalising on his rating and trying to earn some prizemoney for his connections,” Kent Jnr said. “But Starry Legend and Squid Game are no slouches and he’s toyed with them today at his fourth start.
“There is one more race on the calendar in two weeks’ time, but Mick’s in Queensland, so we’ll talk to him, talk to the owners and work out whether we go there or put him away. He’s a big, raw horse and still furnishing and clearly there is more to come.”
McNeil was back aboard Inundation after riding the three-year-old in his maiden win at Mornington and said he could feel the improvement the colt had made from that victory.
“He’s obviously a speed horse but he’s really improved since I rode him at Mornington and he felt even better on top of the ground, on a better surface today,” McNeil said. “He’s obviously taken good progression and confidence from his first couple of wins and the team have got him in great order.”