Courtesy of Racenet - Clinton Payne - 10 Jun 2017. Jockey Hugh Bowman says Salsonic has bigger things ahead but he put a condition on the statement after the Jason Coyle-trained galloper came from last to win the $350,000 Group II Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday.
"If he can grow up in the mind he'll be a serious horse in the spring this," Bowman told Sky Racing.
Salsonic walked out of the barriers and was tailed off in the early stages, not tacking on to the tail of the field until passing the 800 metres.
"Half way through it I thought 'why aren't they coming back to me yet, I should be tacked on' so I had to switch him on and get him involved," Bowman said.
On straightening, Bowman hooked to the outside and Salsonic sprinted quickly to score his second win from 15 starts.
"There's no doubt this horse can gallop but I tell you what he's got some growing up to do," Bowman said.
"He had a good think about it but look, aided by a ridiculous tempo early."
Salsonic ($14) defeated the Les Kelly-trained Volpino ($51) by three-quarters of a length with a half-length back to Steve Tregea's Niccanova ($4.80 fav) in third.
"I was back a lot further than I wanted to be and it just didn't pan out the way I thought it would," Niccanova's jockey Anthony Allen said. "It was too late before I got a clear crack at them."
Coyle said Salsonic was still "a prep away" and would spell now with the trainer looking "at options during the spring".
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