SCONE trainer Brett Cavanough and connections have rejected a $600,000 offer for Another Sin but they will accept with the first-start winner for the group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100 metres) on Wednesday.
Another Sin, a $65,000 Magic Millions buy, won a Highway Handicap (1100m) on debut at Rosehill on August 12 with a front-running effort. The win prompted at least six offers from Hong Kong interests for the three-year-old gelding and gave Cavanough confidence to nomination for Saturday’s San Domenico at Rosehill.
Another Sin was also nominated for a Highway Handicap, but Cavanough said the San Domenico was the target if the horse showed he was ready.
“I’ve booked Josh [Adams] to ride and the horse worked good this morning, but there’s no decision yet,” Cavanough said. “He’s a valuable prospect and if we pick the right stakes race and he runs well, he could be worth a lot of money.
“We will accept for the San Domenico but we won’t know until probably late Thursday whether he will run. We’ll see where we draw, but he’s got to be bouncing around. He’s got to give me a feel that he’s ready to race.”
As for accepting future offers for Another Sin, which was $26 for the San Domenico with TAB Fixed Odds on Tuesday, Cavanough said: “It’s an open book with him.
“He’s not for sale at $600,000 and we’re going to roll the dice and see what happens.”
At Muswellbrook on Tuesday, Newcastle trainer Paul Perry had a winning double with Der Meister and Nick On The Run.
Floki, for Newcastle trainer Ben Smith, was the hard luck story of the day, finishing third as the $1.28 favourite after hitting the rail and finding no room in the straight.
After the race, Smith tweeted: “Horse is ok. Trainer ill”.
Serg Lisnyy, who rode winner Oakfield Time, was later found guilty of careless riding.