An excellent piece of work at Alexandra Park from Krug has started the week on the right note for Kentuckiana Lodge.
Cran Dalgety took the Group One winning star into Auckland for a strong hitout to prepare for his start in The Race at Cambridge next week.
Cran admitted he had a spring in his step after Krug gave him a great feeling in his 2000m work out behind a galloping pacemaker.
“He gave me a super feel and I was very happy with him.”
“We are in the home straight now with a week to go and I wanted to give him a strong hit out.”
“He has had a good freshen up coming back from Australia and he seems really well in himself and he is showing that in his work.”
“Everything seems on track, so we will keep him ticking him over and then hand the reins over to Blair (Orange) next Thursday.”
There will be plenty of action from the Kentuckiana Lodge team before next week comes around.
Sugar Me and Trixton Time will both step out at Addington on Friday night.
Sugar Me looks very well suited in race 9 after taking on open class pacers in his last two starts.
“His two runs back have both had merit and third up his fitness levels are right up to the mark now.”
“In that sort of grade he should be very dangerous.”
“It is a bonus that he can get a drop back with Carter driving him, he knows him very well and does a lot of work with him.”
“All in all, we go into it with a good amount of confidence.”
“The small fields can be tricky but there is no doubt they will know he’s there.”
Trixton Time will be out to complete a hat-trick of wins for three generations of Dalgetys with Cran and Chrissie doing the training, Carter driving and Jim Dalgety in the ownership.
Jim has been enjoying a wonderful ride with the trotter alongside his co-owners Greg and Leigh Ayers.
Trixton Time goes back to standing start racing in race 7 after winning two mobiles.
With the form he is in there looks to be no reason why he can’t make an impact again.
“He has kept on stepping up, he's done a super job the past couple of months,” Cran said.
“He meets a stronger field again this week and there are a couple of smart mares beside him on 10m.”
“But his work has been good.”
“We won’t say that we will just turn up and win it but I don’t see why he can run in the top 4 or 5 with the way he has been going.”
Kentuckiana Lodge's racing team ended last week in style with Tayla Me's win at Rangiora.
The three-year-old full sister to Sugar Me cleared maidens in style with Sarah O'Reilly doing the steering.