The old, and often reliable, adage of horses improving sharply first time around as a gelding gets a stern and early test at Tuesday’s feature Gosford meeting.
In fact, connections of Warwick Farm three-year-old Prince Six have wasted no time. Just 10 days after finishing a close second at Newcastle as a colt, the now-gelding lines up in a maiden handicap (1900m) attempting to break through at his fourth start.
A son of 2013 Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, Prince Six is expected to go close, but tough opposition will come from local four-year-old Dundee and improving Randwick filly Todwick.
Then, 35 minutes later, smart Newcastle three-year-old Killin also returns as a gelding in a maiden plate (1000m) after a nine-week break.