However, a trip to Melbourne for the Blue Diamond is no longer on the table. It was once thought that the horse could compete in both events, but after Saturday’s devastating victory, trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior are expected to keep the colt in Sydney.
“I spoke to Mick quickly this morning,” Travaglia said. “The horse generally eats very well during the week but has gone a bit this morning; he didn’t leave much on the trail yesterday so you have to choose.
“You can’t do both, I would have thought, it’s just too difficult, and with two weeks before the Diamond it was initially our plan, but the horse is here and he’s really happy here, so that’s the plan for sure.
After asking for comments from respected analyst Deane Lester on Sunday morning, Travaglia said Profiteer needed to improve a bit more if he was to win the Slipper.
“I spoke to Deane Lester this morning, who helps us out a bit,” he said.
“We really appreciate his opinion, and he sent us a message and thought Flemington’s win was better than yesterday.
“He will have to learn to settle down and use this [energy] a little. He will derive a lot of benefits [from that run]. But the thing with him is that he picks up speed and gets some luck out of it. “