Wexford Stables believe three-year-old colt Autumn Flash is up to tackling Group One company and will have his first test at that level when he lines-up in the Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
The lightly raced son of Snitzel has won one of his four starts and his connections are hoping he has taken improvement out of his last-start fourth placing over 1200m at Matamata last month.
“He was a little disappointing last time, we are just hoping he can bounce back to his previous form,” said Andrew Scott, who trains in partnership with Lance O’Sullivan. “When he won his maiden he looked quite good going.
“We know it’s a bit of a quantum leap stepping up to a Group One race, but they are only three once and we’ve got a strong belief that he is a promising horse.
“We’ll try and take advantage of the small field and hopefully he can be competitive.”