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Golden Rose Chance at Canterbury
Trainer Edward Cummings was so impressed with the debut third placing of Prompt Prodigy (More Than Ready-Allez Wonder, by Redoute's Choice) that he paid a late nomination for the Golden Rose, reports racingnsw.com.au. Prompt Prodigy runs today in the All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap over 1250m at Canterbury and will be looking for improvement off his debut effort. "We paid up off the back of what was a fairly promising run, he earned five grand that day, so the thinking was he earned the nomination fee," Cummings said. "If he was to win he'd end up in the paddock fairly promptly and we'd be looking to get him back in time to trial and have a decent hit out before he went into some nice races in the spring. You have to manufacture enough time and space between winning now and having a horse that's ready to go to the next level in the spring. If it doesn't work out, well, time is on our side and we can aim up for the autumn." The 2YO colt is out of Gr1 winner Allez Wonder (see below) and sold for $120,000 at the Magic Millions 2YO Sale in 2019. "It'll depend on how he jumps, if he jumps as well as he did the other day particularly slightly up in trip and the way Canterbury tends to play with the conditions I think it'll be a good place to be." Prompt Prodigy is a full-brother to Gr3 winner Kooweerup.