Inaugural Golden Eagle winner Kolding has already pocketed more than $5million in prizemoney and more racing riches are in the pipeline including a potential tilt at the $5 million All-Star Mile at Caulfield in March.
The Chris Waller-trained Ocean Park gelding has come up equal favourite for the second running of the All-Star Mile, sharing favouritism with last year’s winner Mystic Journey and 10-time Group I winning Kiwi star Melody Belle.
All are rated $8 chances on tab.com.au for the $5 million race which will next year be run at Caulfield on March 14.
Kolding was last seen when winning the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill on November 2 and the start before he won the Group I Epsom Handicap when holding off Te Akau Shark.
Owner Neville Morgan indicated the All-Star Mile would be hard to ignore for Kolding which is about to come back into work.
“Absolutely, a race like that is on the radar and could definitely be a target,” Morgan said.
“We have just got to work out whether he could run 2000m or whether he is just best at up to a mile.
“There is some staying pedigree there – but the jury is out.
“But I think he certainly runs a strong mile – he found something when Te Akau Shark came at him in the Epsom.”
The top 10 in the All-Star Mile public voting, which will commence on January 12, and five wildcards will comprise the 2020 All-Star Mile field.
The winners of the Group I CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and Group II Blamey Stakes, both to be held in February, will receive two of the wildcards. – Racenet.com.au