TRAINER Joseph Pride unveiled ambitious long term plans for progressive Mossman gelding Neeson who scored his fourth win inside 10 starts when claiming the Bert Lillye Memorial at Kembla Grange.
Neeson sat off the speed in the 1300m feature letting down with his now trademark burst of acceleration to win impressively by two and a half lengths.
“I haven’t ruled out a trip to Brisbane for him, if not this year then I think he’ll be in the Stradbroke next year,” Pride said.
“He’s still six months away but he’s on the way up.”
Neeson’s heroics capped off another good weekend for Mossman whose son, Stirling Grove, became his sire’s seventh stakes-performer this season when a close second in Saturday’s SAJC National Stakes – G3 in Adelaide.