The Ross and Clint Price stable are capable of having a big impact at Belmont Park tomorrow with Reimbursement, Colour Correct and Accelerometer to contest the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) respectively.
Reimbursement jumped out of the ground when second to Luckygray in last fortnight’s Belmont Sprint (1400m) and Colour Correct was not far behind in fourth position after completing a terrific return to racing after an injury enforced layoff.
Only a brave person would suggest Reimbursement and Colour Correct can turn the tables on Luckygray who is chasing the third leg of a feature treble, but when it comes to McFlirt colt Accelerometer their confidence levels are high.
The father and son combination have a strong opinion of the promising youngster who impressed early when he ran a debut second to Travinator on his home track in Bunbury last March, before breaking through and accounting for El Costa Mar at the same venue.
Accelerometer, freshened after an eight week spell, has yet to fill the placings in two starts back but his efforts have been full of merit and with a modicum of luck his returns could have been better than what a fourth and fifth placing would indicate.
At Belmont on May 26 he had to contend with barrier ten in an 11 horse field before storming home with a withering finish to be placed 1 and a quarter lengths from inform galloper Just Wicked.
Last fortnight he drew six from 11, commenced slowly, and was held up for clear running in the home straight before attacking the line hard to be three lengths behind frontrunner Black Uma.
“If he had a clear shot at them I’m sure he would have got closer,” said Clint Price.
“I like this horse; he shows a lot of ability and is still learning and improving with each run.
“If we can keep him sound we have a nice horse on our hands.
“I definitely think he can play a part in the finish.”
Accelerometer will be in the capable hands of experienced jockey Jason Whiting who will do his work from barrier three.
Whiting is chasing his second Belmont Guineas after steering home Key Target for trainer Lou Luciani in 1997.