THE Brett Cavanough-trained Syd’s Footprints (Jay Ford) stamped himself as a horse with potential after leading all the way to win the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale On Now Class One (1280m) at Muswellbrook on Thursday – and take his record to two starts for two wins.
Late last month the three-year-old led all the way to score a maiden victory over 1000m in smart time at Taree but Ford believes that the horse is already looking for more ground.
“He was a bit aggressive early in the race so I let him stride forward and the good thing is that he relaxed,” he said.
“He was very strong on the corner and extended in the straight and was strong through the line.
“I think he has a future.”
Cavanough was at the Gold Coast yearling sales but his daughter Steph said they were still learning about the horse.
“We didn’t have him when he had two trials in Sydney but in the past couple of weeks he has really started to blossom,” she said.
“That win was impressive but we will get him home and wait until dad gets home and then see where we go with him.”
Syd’s Footprints ($4) won by two-and-three quarter lengths from the $2.60 favourite Healing Hands which ran home well from mid-field.