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Chocante On Track for Cup

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Trainer Stephen Marsh says he expects Chocante (Shocking) to be highly competitive when he contests the St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The talented Kiwi stayer showed he was on track for a start in the Melbourne Cup next month when finishing an excellent third behind Foundry in the Gr1 Metropolitan (2400m) two weeks ago. "He keeps improving with each run and the step up to 2600m will be ideal for him. We're very happy with him and a shower of rain would be perfect," Marsh told NZ Racing Desk. "As long as he runs well, we will definitely be going to Melbourne and then we would look at the options before the Cup." Marsh added: "He's 28th in order of entry at the moment and, going by past years at this stage, we'd be looking comfortable to get a start. But we'll wait and see and get Saturday out of the way first."

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