Kentuckiana Lodge three-year-old Coney Island Lou only has to repeat what he’s been doing when he returns to Addington on Saturday.  

Cran and Chrissie Dalgety will start their smart three-year-old in a heat of the Sires Stakes series. 

Coney Island Lou produced a mammoth win over 2600m two starts ago before just being denied by the very talented Ohoka Connor at Addington last week.

After only missing out by a short margin in an outstanding second placing, Coney Island Lou won’t have to go much better on Saturday. 

“He raced Ohoka Connor at Oamaru and even though he ran second I felt he was a touch down on his best,” Cran said.

“His next run was super and showed he had another string to his bow when working over the 2600m and running it out very strong.

“He has been jumping out of his skin since then and we went into last week thinking it would take a very good horse to beat us.”

“Well it turned out Ohoka Connor is a very good horse because he just nosed us out.”

“But our guy went super, it was a great run.”

With stacks of gate speed and drawing barrier 2, Coney Island Lou take some catching.

“He has got that early speed and the draw to use it from, so I wouldn’t think we would want to waste that opportunity,” Dalgety said. 

“As I said the horse is thriving at the moment, so we will give him his chance on Saturday.”“Whether he will win, I don’t know, but they sure will know he is there.”

Kentuckiana Lodge also start two runners in Saturday night’s maiden in Major Icon and Franco Sinatra.

The camp expect both to perform well fresh up.

“Franco Sinatra has trialled nicely and he shouldn’t be a maiden for too long.”

“He is a zippy type and if he is close enough he will be giving them a fright.”

“Major Icon is much better than his form last time in, he has come up nice and his last trial was good.”

“He made up plenty of ground.”

Major Icon has a slight advantage over Franco Sinatra drawing three spots inside his stablemate in barrier 3.

Kentuckiana Lodge also have Light Up The Fire and Darby O’Gill heading to Motukarara on Monday.

Light Up The Fire looks well placed for a big first up effort in race 2.

“Light Up The Fire trialled super at Rangiora and she can get amongst it.”

“She showed talent last time in but nothing panned out for her.”

“She’s ready to show what she is capable of this time in.”

In his last start, Darby O’Gill chased the very smart Triple G who takes on Coney Island Lou on Saturday.

His fourth looks great form to take to Motukarara.

“He raced very honest behind a smart one at Addington and I am expecting a very strong effort back in this company.”

Carter drives each of the Kentuckiana Lodge team apart from Major Icon who links up with Natalie Rasmussen.