Caulfield trainer Mick Price has elected to continue the Interstate preparations of exciting juveniles Pressing and Jazz Song, despite below par returns from their respective runs at Doomben this weekend, reports Racing Victoria.

Price’s previously unbeaten colt Pressing was a disappointing ninth behind Time For War in yesterday’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m), failing to exhibit any signs of the electric turn of foot that catapulted him to victory at his last two starts.

“I thought Pressing was pretty disappointing,” Price said. “But my foreman, Mick Nolan is telling me that he is thriving.

“Damien Oliver told me he’s screaming out for blinkers, and that at his first run that way of going, he felt the horse might have been a little bit lost.

“We’ll persevere with him in to the Group 1 J.J Atkins (1600m) with the blinkers and see how he goes.”

Price was disappointed by the effort of his precocious colt, as were punters, who sent the son of Sebring to the gates a $6 second-elect.

“It wasn’t very pretty to watch,” he said.  “The horse never got in to the race I don’t think.

“I would have preferred that he get home a bit harder, but Damien said that in a leader dominated race on that short straight, he was just lost.

“Damien assures me that the finishing part of his race was good enough to persevere with, so we’ll go to the mile on the bigger Eagle Farm track and run against the same horses and see how we go.”

Price’s other runner on the card was Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) winning filly Jazz Song, who finished a meritorious fifth behind Ciaron Maher’s Srikandi in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stud Stakes (1350m).

Sent out a $6.50 third-favourite, Jazz Song jumped well from her inside gate to settle fifth on the fence in running.

The well bred daughter of Fastnet Rock was unable to improve her position to the line however, finishing in fifth, 3.6L from the winner Srikandi who looks set for bigger and better things in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) next fortnight.

“Jazz song was a nice run for a three year old filly against the mares,” Price said.

“She got held and up and should have run third; that would have been her at her best.

“We’ll probably persevere in to the Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) on July 7th with her and see how she goes.”

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