Connections of exciting Kalgoorlie speedster Pym’s Royale are in an enviable position and could have a pleasant conundrum to consider.
Flourishing under the guidance of top goldfields trainer Peter Fernie, Pym’s Royale has taken Kalgoorlie racing by storm this year.
And if he wins at his next start in Perth, then a shot at the Hannans (1400m) on his home track in October suddenly becomes real.
“At this stage we are not leaning that way, but if he happens to put them away in Perth, we might have to have a look at it,” said part-owner Luke Fernie.
“If he exceeds our high expectations then you would have to be a little bit silly not to at least look at it or even discuss it as an option.
“But dad (Peter Fernie) believe there is no rush and he wants to see him improve his racing manners and how he carries his head.
“Dad is leaning against running in the Hannans this year and reckons with maturity he will be a lot better for it.
“But if he wins in town it could become pretty interesting and suddenly we might think about having a shot at it.”
Fernie’s Hannans ambitions seriously spiked after Pym’s Royale won the Goldfields Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday.
It was the fifth consecutive victory for the former Perth-trained horse who has yet to be beaten since he entered the Fernie stable.
Validating raging favouritism, the three-year-old sat poised in fourth position for Mitch Pateman and unleashed his brilliant sprint.
“He is very exciting and it’s a bit surreal at the moment,” Luke Fernie said.
“We turn over a lot of horses, so you have to cherish the good moments you have.
“They don’t come around too often and are few and far between.
“But we have always thought he had the ability.”
Fernie said Pym’s Royale will next race at Belmont.
“There is a 1300m race at Belmont in two weeks or a 1200m in three weeks,” Fernie said.
“We will just play it by ear.”
Sharing Fernie’s lofty opinion of Pym’s Royale is Pateman, a partner in four of the gelding’s five Kalgoorlie wins.
Pateman says the son of Husson has settled into his new environment perfectly and will make the grade in town.
“He is very good around Kalgoorlie, but he will measure up in town for sure,” Pateman said.
“Especially if he gets good temp which is going to suit him.
“With that turn of foot he will be able to win I would have thought."