Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will have a powerful team in action at Caulfield on Saturday

Faith in Japanese stallions could land trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young another windfall aside from Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas crown.

The pair’s Caulfield Guineas hope, Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa, is by former champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa but the stable will also run Tatsuro in the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m).

Tatsuro is a son of freak galloper Maurice, a winner of six Group 1 races in Japan and Hong Kong before retiring to shuttle between Japan and Australian breeder Arrowfield Stud.

Busuttin and Young bought several of Maurice’s progeny. Busuttin said Tatsuro is the only one of the buys that appears to be a ready-made two-year-old type.

“Maurice, he was a superstar and I’m expecting these Maurice horses to be very good,” Busuttin said.

“He (Tatsuro) is a short-coupled early running type. A powerful looking horse.

Stable star Tagaloa is also by a Japanese sire Lord Kanaloa. Photo: AAP Image/Vince Caligiuri.Source:AAP

“We’ve got three or four Maurices and they look bigger, leaner horses that are going to take a bit of time.

“He looks like he’ll run early. He’s an impressive horse in the flesh.”

Busuttin said Tatsuro exceeded expectations with his Cranbourne jumpout, which convinced the stable to run the colt at Caulfield on Saturday before a richer target at The Valley at his second start.

“We were very happy with his jumpout,” Busuttin said.

“We were going to run him in the Inglis race on Cox Plate day but he’s ready to go now.

“A run beforehand will only enhance his prospects for a half-million dollar race.”

Luke Currie will ride Tatsuro in Saturday’s $175,000 race at Caulfield.

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