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I’m Thunderstruck returns to work towards big race targets

The stakes have risen for co-trainers Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr in their new Cranbourne training base with the return of springtime stable stars pointing towards summer and autumn features.

Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and Golden Eagle (1500m) winner I’m Thunderstruck is one of the big names to return to work.

“He walks back into our barn today,” Kent Jnr told RSN.

“He’s done super.

“That was only his second racing prep, really, and he deserved a long break so he got a six week spell.

“He’s done remarkably well and I think the world is his oyster.”

I’m Thunderstruck is the $4 favourite with TAB in the pre-nominations market for the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 12 February however the stable is yet to decide whether the star four-year-old gelding by 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking will reappear on race day in that race or the Group 1 Futurity Stakes over 1400 metres.

Later on the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) on 19 March at Flemington carries a significant carrot.

“He’ll have a go at the All-Star Mile second or third-up,” Kent added.

This article was written by the team at Just Horse Racing and can be read in full here.