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15/4/2019 Scallopini given stakes target

Steve O’Dea is targeting the Prime Minister's Cup (Listed, 1600m), run at the Gold Coast on May 4, with Scallopini (Snitzel) following his three-quarters-of-a-length success in the Sporting Chance Foundation Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The four-year-old was winning for the sixth time in 14 outings, while he finished last on his only previous start in stakes company. “I hope he'll get into the field,” O'Dea said. “His rating should lift a few points. I think he can be competitive in better races. It's just a matter of getting into the field. The change in him was the decision to geld him. He is by Snitzel but it has been the turning point for him."