Ayrton to chase CF Orr Stakes success

Ayrton prevailed in a thrilling finish in the Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m). Photo: Bruno Cannatelli

Following his impressive victory in the Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, where he extended his remarkable record to six wins from seven starts at the track, Ayrton is now set to target the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) on February 10.

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, the trainers of the six-year-old, expressed their confidence in his Caulfield prowess.

“He just loves Caulfield, I don’t know what it is, Caulfield, Ayrton and Jamie Kah is a good recipe,” Kent Jnr told Racing.com.

Reflecting on Ayrton’s previous performance in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), where he finished sixth, Kent Jnr mentioned, “We had him a bit fresh to be fair and wasn’t totally wound up, so there’s improvement to come off that break in Perth.”

Regarding the upcoming challenge, Kent Jnr stated, “We are going to nominate him for the C.F. Orr, he’s not as good as Mr Brightside of course but why wouldn’t you have a look at that race, he loves that course and distance.”

Ayrton is currently listed as a +2500 chance with leading horse racing bookmakers for the prestigious Group 1 CF Orr Stakes.

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