Gordon Richards is confident Knightstown won’t be making up the numbers despite being a marked a $101 chance in Saturday’s $2m Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
The son of Valentia will get every chance in the rich feature having drawn perfectly in barrier four with Jordan Childs booked to ride.
“He’s not the top shelf,’’ Richards said.
“He’s not the best horse in the race, but he’s definitely not the worst,’’ he said.
Knightstown could be Richards and Damien Moyle’s first Group 1 runner since going into partnership and the gelding comes off a solid effort finishing fourth behind Extreme Flight at Sandown where he should have finished closer.
“His run the other day was really good, his last 100m was the best part of the race,’’ Richards said.
“I’ve always had the opinion that he’d best suited at a mile, he draws well, and you are only three once,’’ he said.