Front Page to step up workload ahead of Kosciuszko

15 June 2021 00:48:51 GMTPlus10

Front Page is being lined up for another shot at The Kosciuszko in October after missing the contest through a freak incident last year.

The 2020 contest was won by the Brett Cavanough-trained It's Me, who is a 5.00 chance to retain his title..

Front Page was a leading chance for last year's Kosciuszko after landing the Listed A R Creswick Stakes 12 months ago before finishing runner-up at Caulfield in September.

However, the gelding had to be withdrawn from The Kosciuszko after getting injured in a float mishap on the way to Sydney for the race.

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The four-year-old is now back in the stables of Geoff Duryea and ready to step up his work for this year's $1.3million contest for country-trained horses.

"He's on the back of the float as we speak and I am taking home to start trackwork after he's had a few weeks on the treadmill and water walker," Duryea told

"It'll be great to see him back. He’s ready to go and I can't wait. It was breaking my heart when I'd walk past looking at him in the paddock."

Duryea confirmed The Kosciuszko was the race Front Page would be set for again, adding: "That’s the aim at the moment but it’s up to him obviously to see how he comes back."

Run over 1200 metres, The Kosciuszko takes place at Randwick on Saturday, October 16, the same day as the $15million The Everest. It is restricted to NSW country and ACT-trained horses only.

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