Trainer Chris Anderson has turned to the tried and true method of putting Profit over some jumps in a bid to spark him into form.
A year ago Profit was rated one of the most progressive members of Anderson’s team having won three of his first five starts and also finishing second in the Group Three Vo Rogue Plate.
The gelding finished third at his first two starts this campaign but it was his last start sixth in the Bernborough Plate that disappointed Anderson and he’s been searching for answers as to why.
“I don’t think he’s really had the races run to suit him,” Anderson said.
“He’s a much more effective horse when he’s allowed to get back and finish over the top of them.”
Anderson has worked on refocusing Profit by altering his training program since the Bernborough.
“I’ve had him hop over a few jumps which he’s really starting to relish and it’s just to do something a bit different with him” he said.
Profit will line up in Saturday’s The Wave (1800m) at the Gold Coast alongside stablemate Ballistic Boy who was a late scratching from the Shoot Out at Eagle Farm last Saturday after playing up in the barriers.
Ballistic Boy had to regain his barrier certificate in a 1000-metre jump out at Doomben on Tuesday before stewards cleared him to start in The Wave.
“These things happen in racing but we cop it on the chin and we move forward,” Anderson said.
“He looks to be his normal self which is great.”
Anderson will assess Ballistic Boy’s performance in The Wave before deciding if he backs up in the Magic Millions Subzero (2400m) at the Coast a week later.