Trainer Leon Corstens has been pleased with the results posted by three-year-old Mr Individual through his short racing career so far, and is confident the horse will be a player in the late 2016 Autumn Carnival despite having undergone knee surgery.
Mr Individual posted a number of commendable results through the recent Spring Carnival, and while winning his last start; the Movenpick Raceday Ice Cream BM78 (1600m) on October 14th, was found to be harbouring an issue in one knee and required surgery.
Corstens told Racing Victoria the team is pleased with the continually-returning condition of the Starspangledbanner colt and believe he will be ready for a tilt as a light weight chance in a race like the 2016 All Aged Stakes.
“He pulled up a little bit iffy after his last win and he had a knee operation and he’s been out for a while,” Cortsens said.
“We’ll give him plenty of time to get him right before we head anywhere, we’re hoping towards the end of the carnival over in Sydney.
“He’s a bit untapped really, I thought that he’d definitely get a mile, he might even get a little further later on.
“He’s a lovely horse in the making, he’s a beautiful looking horse and hopefully he can go on and win a couple of Group 1s later on and might become a sire.”
Mr Individual returned to the paddock for a brief spell following his debut win in June and returned in spring for seventh in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 29th.
Returning to winning form in the Polytrack BM64 (1200m) at Pakenham a fortnight later, Mr Individual acted up in running when sixth in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) on September 26th in what was his only other start prior to his most recent success.
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