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Pakenham Next For Mr Individual
Prodigiously talented Victorian colt Mr Individual (Starspangledbanner-She's Alluring, by Lure) will run at Pakenham next week to regain some confidence before heading towards the 3YO features in the spring, reports Racing.com. Connections were considering running the highly regarded 3YO in the Gr1 Golden Rose or the Gr2 Danehill Stakes on Saturday, but opted for the easier option after his antics in the Gr3 McNeil Stakes at Caulfield 11 days ago. The son of Starspangledbanner hung badly around the turn that day costing him any chance of victory, but co-trainer Troy Corstens says his racing manners improved in a jump-out at Flemington on Friday. "He went much better than he did in his Caulfield run, the bit got caught up in his mouth," Corstens said. "We had a bit lifter on him and it got caught on the side of his mouth and we think that's the reason he did so much wrong. He was much better in his jump-out here at Flemington on Friday." He added: "There's a 1200m Benchmark 64 on Wednesday week [at Pakenham]. We're going to run him in that and hopefully he does everything right and can get a kill and then we'll jump back and then probably put him in the [Caulfield] Guineas Prelude and then the Guineas." From the Lure mare She's Alluring, Mr Individual is a half-brother to the Gr1-placed Fast and Sexy and hails from the family of champion European sire Invincible Spirit and dual Gr1-winning Australian colt Pride Of Dubai.