Country-trained Another Sin will be given another chance to prove himself at black-type level.
Scone trainer Brett Cavanough is hoping to clarify the next phase of Another Sin’s career when the gelding has a second crack at competing in Group company.
The three-year-old was being aimed at the Magic Millions carnival but a foot abscess put paid to those plans.
He will now line-up in the Group Three Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday so Cavanough can weigh up his future.
“We’re at the crossroads. If he’s good enough to win we’ll press on with a three-year-old campaign and if he’s not we can back up and he can be a Country Championship horse,” Cavanough said.
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Another Sin has already indicated he is comfortable at Highway Handicap level with a first – on debut – and second to show for his two runs in the metropolitan-hosted series for country-trained horses.
After breaking his maiden in August at Rosehill, he found the step up to black-type arduous a fortnight later when trailing the Group Three San Domenico Stakes (1100m) but Cavanough said he was ready for another shot.
“He’s a pretty sharp horse, he’s still a little bit immature but he’ll sprint a lot fitter on Saturday. He’s lost a lot of puppy fat in the last fortnight,” Cavanough said.
He was also keen to determine whether Another Sin should stick to sprinting or extend himself to 1400 metres, the distance of the Country Championships final at Randwick on April 7.
“We were hoping to know by January whether we had a 1400-metre horse but that setback put us behind the eight-ball,” he said.