Amenable could be racing for Group 1 glory as early as next month after making something of a statement at his first run as a four-year-old at Caulfield on Saturday.

Co-trainer Michael Kent Jnr said the stable was delighted following the first-up performance from the son of Lonhro as his physical and mental improvement had indicated he would go to a new level this season.

As a three-year-old, he was beaten less than two lengths in both the spring and autumn classics the Caulfield Guineas and Australian Guineas.

‘’He’s a smart horse and he’s definitely improved,’’ Kent Jnr said of the horse, who ran off as the $5 favourite.

‘’We’ve got a little program. Winning definitely helps getting his rating up. We could potentially run in the Epsom (Handicap on September 2) two weeks prior to the Toorak.

‘’He’s going to get into these handicaps with light weights and hopefully, he can win a group 1 this campaign.’’

Jockey Damian Lane agreed: ‘’He’s a quality galloper and he can go to the next level.’’

Amenable may not be the only horse out of Saturday’s race to get to a substantial race this spring following the slashing Australian debut of Carini ($5.50), who hit the line strongly after getting well back.

By Racing.Com

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