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Simon Callaghan admits Slim Shadey faces a big task in the Breeders' Cup Turf this weekend, but reports the gelding to be in fine form.
Formerly trained by Stan Moore in England, Slim Shadey finished fourth in Frankel's Guineas at 200-1.
He failed to recapture his best form after that and owner Phil Cunningham, who also owned Cockney Rebel, transferred him out to America to join Callaghan.
Having won two Grade Twos in the States, he has earned his spot in the big event and Callaghan feels positive tactics may be the way forward.
"I'm sure we'll be close to the leaders, if we're not on the lead," Callaghan told drf.com.
"This is the deepest competition he's ever faced and it's the right time to do it.
"He's coming off his best race. It's a good time to run in this type of race.
"I think the field is really good. If either St Nicholas Abbey or the filly (Shareta) bounce back from the Arc, they'll be tough; the filly more so. Point of Entry speaks for himself. He deserves to be the favourite in the race.
"(Slim Shadey) is just behind the top tier of the obvious horses.
"He seems to be training as good as he can since we've had him."