Bravo Tango winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Bravo Tango convinced the majority of his owners he should be a contender for a $5 million race next autumn after his win at Flemington on Tuesday, but they've got to start doing some work on trainer Mitch Freedman.
Connections quickly pointed to next March’s $5 million All-Star Mile as being the 2020 target for the talented but often luckless horse, who managed to score a sixth career win in the Grinders Coffee Trophy over 1400 metres.
But Freedman, while understanding of The All-Star Mile goal, is not quite so convinced about the horse's ability to rise to the 1600m of the race where fans select the majority of the field.
"He's probably a seven-furlong (1400m) horse and I wouldn't think that would be the right race," he said.
"He's been frustrating horse as he's got loads of talent so it was good to see him win here today."
WATCH: Bravo Tango's win
Freedman has been prominent in a number of feature races over the Spring Carnival but was happy to welcome in a Flemington winner after being close-up in recent weeks.
Last Saturday, he saddled Southern Moon to second place in the Victoria Derby and seven days earlier his filly Moonlight Maid ran second in the G2 Vase at The Valley, where Freedman also scored a Listed race win with filly Broadwayandfourth.
Bravo Tango started at $8 and registered the first Flemington Carnival win for his jockey Billy Egan as he beat East Indiaman ($7) by a short neck, with a head to Williams Thomas ($7.50) in third place.