AN INTERSTATE campaign has been tentatively booked for rising star Culture King.
Given his New South Wales-bred status, South Australian trainer Paul Cavallaro is considering sending the son of Art Major back to his state of origin.
Cavallaro’s plans are based around the recently announced $1million race in New South Wales.
Funded from a negotiated arrangement between the racing industry and Tabcorp via the introduction of a new bet type Odds and Evens, the series of races across state culminates with a $1million Final in Tabcorp Park Menangle on May 31, 2020.
“I will see how he goes after a few races but I am contemplating sending him Sydney for $1million race,” Cavallaro said.
“He fits all the conditions, so it will just be a matter of sending him to New South Wales to be trained.
“We’ve got a few months to make a decision and it will come down to how well he is going at the time.”
Sidelined after being involved in a horrific race fall during the South Australia Derby last February – the after affects of which Cavallaro is still in recovery from – Culture King returned with a solid fifth at Globe Derby fortnight ago.
Heading to the same venue on Saturday night, Culture King is the sole runner on the second row, with Ange Chapman to take the reins.
“He didn’t have much luck in his first run back but has come through the outing well and is raring to go,” Cavallaro said. “The draw makes it tough but he has got class on his side…he just doesn’t need any bad luck
“I’ve got Ange down to drive him as I’m still no cleared yet.
“I am back on light duties, but the doctors have got me off until February at this stage.
“My wrist will never be the same. Although it will heal, it’ll never be 100 per cent so I’m unsure if I will ever drive again at the moment.”