ANY thought of black type will have to wait - at least for now - as Stephen Hill eyes off smaller targets with Dolphi's Boy ahead of his return to Saturday metropolitan company at Rosehill today.
The Marshall Mount trainer was buoyed with the six-year-old's second-up third behind Chris Waller's Studio, the striking French import destined for a big spring.
Having flirted with the thought of tackling tougher races, Hill said he would settle for any sort of success before contemplating a stakes run.
"To be honest I'd just be happy if he could win a couple in town," Hill said.
"I always know what's available and have a plan A, plan B and plan C, but I'm just hoping he can measure up in town and get one or two under his belt up there.
"The reason for the quick step up in distance is we felt he's more effective over ground and we've tried to get him to a distance where he will be comfortable as quickly as possible."
Glyn Schofield will partner Dolphi's Boy for the first time in the Benchmark 75 Handicap (1900m), just the Half Hennessy galloper's second start in a Saturday city class race.
Dolphi's Boy was last night quoted a $21 chance with TAB Sportsbet.
Chris Waller's trio Coup Acclaim ($3), Hoylonny ($4.80) and Black Jag ($6) topped betting charts.