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Guineas-bound Boss set WFA challenge

Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss (Not A Single Doubt) will get the chance to test himself in the New Year's opening Group One weight-for-age events, before looking to do the major Guineas double.

He caused an almighty boilover to win the Guineas in the spring as a 100-1 shot, but trainer Mick Price won't be stopping now with his blonde-maned colt - setting him a task against the best horses going around this autumn before a third-up tilt at the A$1million Australian Guineas at Flemington.

"He's another one we're trying to add value to," Price said on Tuesday.

"He's a Caulfield Guineas winner - not saying that's not enough – but he needs to do more.

"So I reckon I'm going to run him in the C.F. Orr, the Futurity, and then it is seven days into the Australian Guineas for him there.

"I think that's the best way to go. The Manfred over 1200m will be too short.

"You've got to add value to these colts, don't you?"

Price has won the Australian Guineas twice - in back-to-back years in 2008-09 with Light Fantastic and Heart Of Dreams.

In Price's most recent attempt in the race, Tarzino was beaten narrowly into second by Palentino in 2016, when connections unsuccessfully protested the result.

Bred by Cobra Bloodstock, Might Boss was purchased from Curraghmore's 2016 NZB draft for $180,000. -racing.com



 

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