Star colt Jukebox is set to make his return to racing in this Saturday’s Group 3 Monash Stakes at Caulfield.
The Ciaron Maher trained three-year-old showed ample amount of ability in early part of his career but has been hampered by injuries along the way.
We haven’t seen Jukebox on a racetrack since his disappointing run in last year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes but Maher believes he is back to his best and will perform well on Saturday.
“He kicked off with a good performance last prep, so we’re hoping for the same,” Maher said.
Metropolitan Jockey Premiership leader Craig Williams, who has partnered the Snitzel colt in all of his six starts, will take the ride once again on the weekend.
“His trials have been good and Craig’s been happy with him,” Maher said.
“Craig’s in good form and he’s had a pretty good association with the horse.”
“I am very happy with his action and his breathing is very good and while he’s probably not totally wound-up for Saturday, I’m really delighted with the way he’s feeling and I’m sure he’ll run well,” Williams reported.
“He’s been reminding me of his two-year-old days when he used to go out there and dominate his trials and was wanting the competition and that’s a great thing to have when you up against open class horses.”
Jukebox will jump from barrier six of eight on Saturday and he is currently the $3.90 favourite for the race.