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Predatory Pricer to begin Cox Plate prep


Predatory Pricer is due to arrive at trainer Mick Price’s Caulfield stables early next week to begin a spring campaign aimed at the Cox Plate.

The former Paul Murray-trained galloper hasn’t raced since wrenching a joint when 12th behind Viewed in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) last October.
“He’s been in pre-training at Matty Feiss’s for about three weeks and he’ll probably come in to Caulfield next Monday or Tuesday and we’ll begin work on him then,” Price said.

“The Cox Plate is his main aim. He’s won at weight-for-age and has got a turn of foot so he might run in the Liston first up.

“He’s a lovely horse, I’m looking forward to (training) him.”

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The big chestnut Street Cry entire won the Group Two Liston Stakes (1400m) first up at Caulfield last August, beating Whobegotyou, Typhoon Tracy and Heart Of Dreams.

A four-time Group One placegetter, the half-brother to sprint star Takeover Target was placed twice at the highest level last spring when third to Heart Of Dreams in the Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and a half-head second to Efficient in the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Price was announced as the new trainer of Predatory Pricer after the Meringo Stud Syndicate, managed by Tony Hartnell, sold its share in the horse.

By Mark Ryan