Ace High Fifth In Trial

Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Ace High (High Chaparral) was beaten one and a quarter lengths in fifth, finishing ahead of Winx and Redzel, with trainer David Payne weighing up first up options for the colt.

Ace High could resume either in the Southern Cross Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) against older horses at Rosehill on 17 February or the Hobartville Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Rosehill on 24 February.

“I was very pleased with him and he is on track. He is a much stronger horse, but mentally he is still a bit of a baby,” Payne said.

“We will see how he pulls up in the next few days and then we will decide (what race he starts in). He could resume in the Hobartville or the 1200 metres race the week before.”

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