Knights Choice likely to head to Sydney over Melbourne
Connections have already been quick to knock back offers in the region of $2m to sell Knights Choice with the W.S. Cox Plate on the radar after he won the Winx Guineas during the Winter Carnival in July.
Laxon was quick to mark the Cox Plate as a potential goal for Knights Order after that win however it now looks to be a step to far with a lack of potential lead up races causing a stumbling block.
Knights Choice doesn’t currently have a high enough rating to challenge for the any of the big race days which is making all parties look slightly closer to home for potential paydays.
"Because the Golden Eagle is just a four-year-old race, it is very tempting," Laxon said.
"It's not bad money, is it? When you're only racing against four-year-olds."
A potential starting point could have been the Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba however Laxon and Symons have ruled out that option in favour of heading to Sydney earlier and test Knights Order on the big tracks.
"We are working out what we are going to do," Laxon said.
"We are having trouble trying to find lead-up races at that time of the year, the Golden Eagle could pan out best for him.
"If he's not going to the Cox Plate, it's because we don't have the right stepping stones to get him to race.
"The Silver Eagle is probably what you would do, but we need to get in because there are always other good horses trying to get in there.
"He is more likely to be ready for a 1500m rather than a 2040m race."
Knights Order has his first jump out Deagon last week and is now set to undergo one more trial before heading to Sydney.