Anatola more likely for Caulfield

Mick Price believes Anatola can measure up in races like the Sir John Monash and Bletchingly Stakes but the leading Caulfield trainer is likely to resist running her at Flemington on Saturday.

Although nominated for the Super VOBIS three-year-old this weekend, Price believes Anatola will be better suited waiting seven days and resuming on her home track.

“She is a really good filly, she has had three starts for two wins and placed here when she might have been on the way down,” Price said.

“I really like her, she is a well bred horse of George Altomonte’s.

“I think I am going to keep her here another week and run her against the fillies, I think the three-year-old race might work out a bit strong for her first-up and it gives me another week with her and if she goes good when we do run her she might be a filly to run in the Monash and Bletchingly.

“She is by More Than Ready out of Wager (pictured), I’m keen to get some black type, the whole timing of it fits in, I think she is a speedy filly, I’ve got a nice opinion of her, we will see how we go.”

The Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) is a Group 3 contest run at Caulfield on July 16 and the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) is another Group 3 event run at the same track a fortnight later.

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