Murphy weighing up HQ raid
John Murphy will decide midweek whether to let impressive maiden winner High Octane take his chance in the Autumn Stakes.
Last Updated: 08/10/12 5:02pm
John Murphy will decide midweek whether to let impressive maiden winner High Octane take his chance in what looks set to be a fascinating renewal of the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
High Octane certainly looked the part when making a winning start to his career at Gowran Park a month ago and Murphy wants to give his Motivator colt one more run before the end of his juvenile year.
The trainer said: "He's in good form and we're just waiting to see what the ground is going to be like.
"We're keeping the options open for him at the moment and we'll probably make a decision on what we're going to do on Wednesday.
"The other options for him are the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and the Silver Tankard at Pontefract. He'll just have one more run this year.
"I've been very happy with him since his first run. He's training really nicely and everything is going according to plan."
High Octane is one of a number of high quality entries from Ireland in this weekend's Group Three contest.
David Wachman's Galileo Rock left a huge impression when scoring by seven lengths on his Leopardstown introduction, while Galway scorer Eye Of The Storm is one of seven possible runners for Aidan O'Brien.
Jim Bolger confirmed last week the exciting Trading Leather was a likely participant.
Some of the more interesting hopes for the home team include John Gosden's Flying Officer, the Charlie Hills-trained Glenard, Godolphin's Cap O' Rushes and Dundonnell from Roger Charlton's yard.