Racing’s twists and turns might favour Ontrack’s speed horse Tavisan this weekend.
Tavisan was down to resume his new campaign at Caulfield last Saturday but trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior elected to save the horse after he showed signs that he was in need of more work when galloping last week.
They have switched the horse to the Listed $100,000 Furphy Stakes (1000m) at Morphettville Parks this Saturday after that race was switched from the Easter meeting at Oakbank.
Because of the coronavirus the Oakbank Easter Carnival has been abandoned and the Furphy Stakes is one of several races switched to Adelaide instead.
Tavisan hasn’t been to the races since November when he was well beaten at Ballarat, but three starts ago he was a brilliant winner of the $100,000 Apache Cat Classic at Cranbourne.
The son of Tavistock was in brilliant form last time with wins at Sandown and Moonee Valley as well as the Cranbourne feature.
He’s had a solid preparation at Price and Kent’s Warrnambool operation and his programme has included plenty of beach work along with a visit to Camperdown for a course proper gallop as well as a jump out.
The 1000 metres at Morphettville Park looks an ideal assignment for the son of Tavistock who has won twice over the trip and is a very good performer fresh up from a spell, being unbeaten first-up in two Australian preparations.