Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander can’t lose to three-year-old filly Bound For Home.
Bound For Home was a $50,000 one-year purchase and has already recouped that amount, plus some interest, for hookups during his two starts when he was two years old.
Bound For Home comfortably won a young Ballarat girl in May before a second fight against the promising Ghanaati guy on the Flemington straight in June.
So why wouldn’t Alexander see if Bound For Home can match the black-type races in Saturday’s Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield?
“We have nothing to lose,” said Alexander.
“She is a beautiful filly, but whether or not she is a Group filly, we don’t really know.
“That’s why we’re going over there and we’ll see what she does.”
Failing to make it to Group 3 of the Quezette Stakes wouldn’t be the end of Bound For Home’s preparation.
Victoria’s Spring Carnival lineup contains dozens of options for filly Rubick in the coming weeks.
But Alexander wanted to give Bound For Home a chance to gain valuable equity status for its owners.
“She’s a pretty little filly who hasn’t done anything wrong in two starts,” Alexander said.
“If we get some rain it will help him, but it looks like we probably won’t get any rain.
“She’s going to jump and she’s going to get on the speed. She will definitely give herself every chance.
Returning Declan Bates will ride Bound For Home in Caulfield.
Bates has not driven in Victoria since late June after returning to his native Ireland for a break.