Talented three-year-old Madison County will resume in Saturday’s Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders' Stakes (1200m) and trainer Andrew Forsman believes the son of Pins will need the run.
Forsman, who trains in partnership with Murray Baker, said the son of Pins was on a path towards the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m).
“He was good in his trial, but I think he is still probably a run behind,” Forsman said.
“I’m expecting him to run well tomorrow without expecting too much. As long as he goes a good race, I think the Hawke’s Bay Guineas will be more his race with this run under his belt.
“He should be able to stretch to a mile. That would be the plan with him. He is a little bit backward in the coat and still coming up, so he is on target for those better races over 1400m and a mile later on.”
Madison County is raced by the China Horse Club and had just two starts as a juvenile and was a winner at Hastings in April.