Ballistic Boy to carry Anderson's banner

Trainer Chris Anderson has sent promising Profit for a spell and will rely on Ballistic Boy for the rest of the spring.

Trainer - ROBERT HEATHCOTE (Hong Kong International)
Trainer - ROBERT HEATHCOTE (Hong Kong International) Picture: Racing and Sports

Trainer Chris Anderson will rely on Ballistic Boy for a possible southern assault after sending stable star Profit for a spell.

Anderson and Robert Heathcote have dissolved their training partnership with Anderson retaining 40 horses including three-year-olds Profit and Ballistic Boy.

Profit made it three wins and a second from four starts when he won at Eagle Farm last week.

Anderson had given some thought to a Sydney trip with Profit but decided to send him out for a break.

"I believe he will be a genuine Derby horse next campaign and now is a good time for him to have a break,"Anderson said.

"There is an argument he should be unbeaten but he has been very good this time on raw ability."

Ballistic Boy steps up to 1400m in a three-year-old handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Profit and Ballistic Boy are both raced by Think Big Stud.

Ballistic Boy ran well in Group company during the winter and was a strong finishing second when he resumed at Doomben two weeks ago.

"After Saturday we will have to decide whether to head to Sydney or Melbourne or stay here," Anderson said.

"There is a race over 1600 metres in two weeks in Brisbane so there is a race for him here."


AAP