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Ole Kirk planned to race on into the Autumn


Ole Kirk has become the country’s star three-year-old of the turf and despite him being worth tens of millions as a future stallion, part-owner Neil Werrett has has confirmed the owners' desire to race in the Autumn.

It’s only taken him three runs this preparation as a three-year-old to stamp himself as the best of his age, his second first-up to Rothfire followed by a superb win in the Group 1 Golden Rose when nudging out his stablemate in a nail-biting finish.

He travelled to Victoria to line up in the Caulfield Guineas as the favourite and after given a peach of a ride by jockey William Pike, he stormed over the top of Aysar to win the Guineas and add further millions onto his value.

Couple his two massive wins in two of the top three-year-old races with his rich bloodlines, his dam being the sister of Black Caviar, Naturale whose dam produced All Too Hard, Ole Kirk is very much in command for a career in stud.

However, part-owner Neil Werrett told SEN’s Whateley that he and Ole Kirk’s fellow owners wish to continue to race him into the Autumn in search of even further success before he turns four.

“The plan is to go into Autumn. It’s a little bit early now but the horse is probably in a float as we talk going up to Rick Jamieson’s place at Nagambie to where it was born," Werrett said.

“Rick’s got a paddock for it there and wants to look after it for the next five weeks. In the middle of that, we will organise a plan for the Autumn.

“There’s nothing wrong with the horse.

“I don’t know if he’ll ever get to a four-year-old on the track, but we certainly want him to finish the Autumn next year on the track.”

There is every possibility that he could tackle Weight-For-Age Group 1 company in the Autumn according to Werrett to further strengthen his stallion credentials like many other three-year-olds have done in the past.

He even went as far to hint a potential run at Royal Ascot could be on the cards.

“There’s no reason why he couldn’t come back and run in something like the All-Aged or the Futurity or races like that and maybe even finish in Ascot." Werrett said.

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