Predatory Pricer takes over target
THE injury-enforced retirement of champion sprinter Takeover Target has opened the door for his half-brother Predatory Pricer to step out of his famous brother's shadow.
And trainer Paul Murray has no doubt his two-time Group One placegetter is up to the task. Predatory Pricer will resume in the Group Two JJ Liston Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, kicking off a spring campaign Murray hopes will culminate in a shot at the Caulfield Cup-Cox Plate double.
Murray worked closely with the likes of multiple Group One winners Universal Prince and Victory Vein during his time as foreman for his trainer father Bede and he has declared Predatory Pricer better than them both.
“I had a lot to do with both of them and I think he's right up there and probably even a bit better than those two,” Murray said.
While Takeover Target excelled over the short courses, Predatory Pricer's future is over staying trips.
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