2016 Roman Consul Stakes Next for Capitalist

September 20th, 2016

Co-trainer Paul Snowden has confirmed that the 2016 Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) will figure as the next point of call for Capitalist, after the champion colt stormed home to win a Randwick barrier trial on Tuesday morning.

Capitalist has been confirmed to line up for the 2016 Roman Consul Stakes on October 1st. Photo: Steve Hart

Capitalist has been confirmed to line up for the 2016 Roman Consul Stakes on October 1st. Photo: Steve Hart

Capitalist was the standout two-year-old of his generation in summer and autumn of this year, but failed to fire when fourth in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) first-up this time on August 13th.

Having clearly struggled in the heavy going at Rosehill first-up, Snowden told Racing Ahead that Capitalist relished the good conditions at Randwick this morning and should be a picture of health when he lines up for the Roman Consul Stakes 2016 on October 1st.

“Nah [no concerns], it’s not wet, so we’re all sweet,” Snowden said.

“Simple as that. He dipped a little coming to the corner, we had trials on the same course proper yesterday, and he got a wet patch coming around the corner.

“If you see the replay he had a little dip, but once he gathered himself up again, he was all sweet.

“It’s vital he gets dry ground, so let’s hope for a nice, dry spring.

“Everyone can see how good he’s trialling, so hopefully we can stamp that this time in, and culminate in a Coolmore victory, that’d be awesome.”

Capitalist immediately stamped himself as a colt to follow upon debuting to racing for success in the Listed Breeders’ Plate (1000m) on October 3rd, and repeated the dose in the Wyong Magic Millions 2.y.o Classic (1100m) on December 11th.

Returning to the paddock after winning the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2.y.o Guineas (1200m) on January 9th, Capitalist clearly required a run when second in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) first-up on March 5th, but stormed home to win the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 19th.

The Roman Consul Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday September 28th.

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