I’m Thunderstruck to resume in Memsie

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I'm Thunderstruck

Trainers are upbeat about the chances of ahead of his first-up run in the   (1400m) at  on Saturday.

The son of is a lot more forward in his preparation this time in and Price was buoyed by his work at his former home of Caulfield on , but he is hoping for improvement in the track before the weekend.

“The better the track improves, the better he goes. He is a bit of a top of the ground horse, but he worked super this (Tuesday) morning,” Price told RSN.

“I'm Thunderstruck is not suited in it (soft ground). As you saw, his (Group 1, 2000m) run wasn't very nice. A heavy track is an absolute no-no with that horse.”

Price has been encouraged by the gelding's faultless preparation and he expects to see improvement from the five-year-old as he works towards to Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) in October.

“He is definitely fitter, he hasn't got that blubbery look about him,” Price said.

“He will improve, he has got a five-run prep leading into , but he is comfortable in the wind.

“He gallops his trials out and has a beautiful lead-up prep where he hasn't missed a day and nothing has gone wrong with him, he is a .

“He is a horse that can get the shakes up a bit when you take him out. He had a gallop on the course proper at Sandown a week ago and went well this morning, so he is really relaxed and I think he will run super on Saturday.”

While I'm Thunderstruck has just had the one run over 2000m, finishing sixth on a heavy surface in the Queen Elizabeth, Price believes his gelding will suit the distance.

“He has got a bit better in the brain and he will definitely improve with racing,” Price said.

“I am guessing 2000m will be fine for him, he is a very good miler with a turn of foot.

“He is going great and it would be no surprise to see him run fantastic on Saturday.”

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