Co-trainer Sean Casey says they will aim for Dom To Shoot to sit beside Mr Brightside and work his way into the race to be coming home at the finish. Picture: Anita McInnes

Dom To Shoot draws outside barrier

Dom To Shoot was given a wild card entry into Saturday’s race at Caulfield where he has drawn the outside barrier.
March 14, 2024
Anita McInnes

BULLSBROOK-trained Dom To Shoot has drawn barrier 12 in the All-Star Mile (1600m) on March 16 at Caulfield while the favourite and last year’s winner Mr Brightside has drawn barrier 11.

Speaking to Echo News on Wednesday Sean Casey, who co-trains with his son Jake, said Dom To Shoot was very fresh at his first start in Melbourne and was entitled to hold his position in the front end of the field.

“With more work since (and) with the wide barrier in the All-Star we will sit beside Mr Brightside and work our way into the race to be coming home at the finish,’’ he said.

On February 24, the six-year-old gelding ran fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, won by reigning All-Star Mile winner Mr Brightside.

Casey said Dom To Shoot, who was given a wild card entry into Saturday’s race, had impressed the All-Star selection panel.

Jockey Damian Lane retains the ride on Dom To Shoot.

In 2023 Dom To Shoot fell in the Perth Cup while trying to avoid another horse, which had fallen and had to be euthanised.

Fourteen days later after extensive vet checks he raced in a re-run of the cup before rounding out the year with his first Group 1 win in the Northerly Stakes (1800m) in December.

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