Challenges await Chicago Bull
Trainer Gary Hall Snr admits stable star Chicago Bull will have to overcome a tricky barrier draw if he is to emerge victorious in Saturday night's Victoria Cup.
Chicago Bull will make his interstate debut in the Group 1 at Tabcorp Park, Melton, and Hall says it is difficult to predict how the race will pan out.
"It's a bit tricky," Hall said. "Barrier three - where does (Chicago Bull) go? He's got good gate speed, but I wouldn't imagine Tiger Tara (gate 2) will let him cross him.
"Nobody's sure what the one (Gotta Go Ya Hu) is going to do, whether it will hold up or whether it will hand over to Tiger Tara. You can't afford to do too much speed battling early because it doesn't matter how good you are you are going to be left wide open at the end."
Hall said much of the deciding would be left in the hands of his reinsman son Gary Hall Jnr during the race as he trusts his judgement.
"Junior's got a little bit of a tricky draw and he'll probably come out and have a look at what's going on and assess," he added. "As you know there's probably no one better in the game at doing that than he is. I've left it all in his hands.
"There's quite a few different scenarios. If Mach Doro comes out a 100 mile an hour and crosses, Chicago Bull may even find the front.
"If Mach Doro doesn't come out, then I think Tiger Tara will find the front. Then it depends on if the one hands over and then it depends how fast horses like Franco Nelson and Im The Boss and all those horses go. It's a very hard race to read what's actually going to happen."
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