Trainer Laurie Laxon will saddle Curraghmore Stud graduate Katagas (Any Suggestion) in Sunday's $80,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1200m.
Katagas might not have saluted since April 2016, but his two runs back from a one-year spell give every indication he is primed and ready for a return to winning ways.
“Katagas is in very good form and I expect him to run a good race. He galloped well this week,” Laxon said.
Assistant-trainer Shane Ellis concurred with Laxon, saying he was pleased with the progress of Katagas, a seven-year-old by Any Suggestion.
"I think Katagas is close to winning, especially with only 53kgs after Matthew Poon’s two-kilo claim.
“He is a Polytrack horse, which is a bit of a shock given he’s such a big horse, weighing around 600kgs," Ellis said.
“It’s taken a while for him to get going. He’s never really had a full prep as we had to tip him out because of a shoulder problem.
“But he’s over this now as we could tell from his last two runs that have been really good." -STC