By Brad Gray
Tactical Advantage has earned a crack at a black-type race having extended his winning streak to four at Rosehill on Saturday.
The three-year-old son of Bel Esprit travelled sweetly outside of leader Scarlet Rain, who was brave with 62kg on her back, before pulling clear across the line to score comfortably.
It was a soft win in the opener for Tactical Advantage
“That was his best win yet,” said Glyn Schofield upon dismounting.
“I gave him one little reminder with the persuader, it was just a love tap really.”
“His racing style before today left a lot to be desired where he erratically but today he ran true. Today was his best performance so there’s a lot to like about him.”
The James Cummings stable will now look to raise the bar again next start for Tactical Advantage, who even holds a nomination for the Group One Newmarket Handicap.
“I wouldn’t say no but James doesn’t want to rush him,” said Cummings’ stable representative Nacim Dilmi.
“We’ll just take it step by step with him. There’s the Derby Munro in four weeks’ time. He always runs quite well fresh and will probably have another trial in between.”
“This prep he has been switched on and everything he has been doing has been right. He was still a bit green his first three starts (this campaign) but today when he hit the front he stayed straight.”
Not much between Scarlet Rain and Tactical Advantage with @tabcomau ahead of the first!
Here they are parading... pic.twitter.com/WkjYYIGij6
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) February 18, 2017