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Azazel Begins Guineas Prep in Style
Trainer Tony McEvoy is confident that Azazel (Snitzel-Allariza, by Linamix) can finally deliver on his potential this spring after he resumed with a strong win in the VRC Members Pavilion Handicap (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday. The 3YO colt, who displayed plenty of promise in his juvenile season winning the Listed (Restricted) Inglis Banner and placing in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview, has as his ultimate target the $1 million Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on 8 October. "I think now when I can get him out to 1400m and 1600m, then you'll see a nice horse," McEvoy told racing.com. "It's lovely that he was able to come back and find his form quickly and I thought he was very impressive." McEvoy said Azazel would head to the Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 26 August.