Kentuckiana Lodge couldn’t be happier with the three horses they take to Addington on Friday night.
The trio will be out to cap a great week for trainers Cran and Chrissie Dalgety, who produced several of the team for excellent trials at Rangiora on Wednesday.
Sweet Coco will seek a hat-trick of wins in race 5 after taking out both of her starts since joining Kentuckiana Lodge.
The filly was purchased by prominent Aussie owner Mick Boots following a nice debut second.
It was originally planned that the filly would be racing in Sydney by now, but Cran is thrilled he’s been able to keep her on this side of the ditch.
“Originally she wasn’t going to hang around too long but after two great wins we didn’t want to let her out of our sight,” Cran said.
“She seems to have thrived the longer we have had her and Mick has been happy for her to stay, which we have been rapt about.”
Sweet Coco takes on more hardened types than she has faced so far but she should message up on class.
“We haven’t trialled her but she is up to the mark,” Cran said.
“She’s quite an athletic filly and it hasn’t taken a lot for her to get back into the grove after a few days off.”
“She is forward enough to be right in the thick of it.”
“On class, we think she is very progressive and in this grade she would have to be very competitive.”
Ohoka Le Bron looks a big winning threat for the Dalgety team in race 9
The pacer brings consistent form and gets to race over the suitable 1980m trip.
“His last run was a sprint home over 2600m and he ran on well under the circumstances.”
“The shorter trip is probably his forte and he’s into a very handy draw.”
“With the talent he has got, we would be disappointed if he didn’t go a very good race.”
Casino Action will have his third start back from a spell when stepping out in race 7.
The pacer has produced solid efforts in two runs this time in, but there is room for improvement.
“He’s been up on the pointy end in his two runs and his fitness has blown out that last bit.”
“He’s taken good benefit from the racing he’s had and third up he is ready to rumble.”
“His work has been good and there’s no reason he can’t get amongst it.”
Carter Dalgety takes the reins behind all three of the Kentuckiana runners at Addington on Friday night.