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 Australian Racing News 
Wednesday, July 22 2020

Unbeaten three-year-old Mystery Shot (Shooting To Win) will be out to keep his picket fence formline intact when he lines up at Caulfield on Saturday.

Mystery Shot ridden by Michael Rodd (SIN) wins the Neds Price Boost Handicap at Caulfield Racecourse on July 11, 2020 in Caulfield, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Bred by Inglewood Stud, Mystery Shot trialled on four occasions in New Zealand and was identified by syndicator Brad Spicer and bloodstock agent Gary Carvell as a private purchase horse. 

The son of Shooting To Win has since won each of his four starts and will have what is likely his final run of this campaign this weekend in the Super Vobis 3YO (1400m).

“He has been very impressive in the last part of the winter three-year-old year and hopefully he can take the next step up on Saturday,” Spicer said.

“I just don’t know how far he is going to go. Lindsay (Smith, trainer) is pretty conservative with a horse like him and I imagine that this will be his last start this campaign.

“He has done his job and will go to the paddock, we will probably aim towards the autumn with him.”

Spicer is eyeing lucrative Autumn targets with Mystery Shot and has earmarked the A$5m All-Star Mile (1600m) as an ideal target.

“Hopefully he can develop into that All-Star Mile type of horse,” he said. “I think it is a race that fits his profile, a horse on the way up, and it is plenty of money so we want to have a crack at it.”

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