There’s just one more mission to complete for Kentuckiana Lodge filly Sweet Coco before she signs off a brilliant first campaign.
In her last visit to Addington, the Cran and Chrissie Dalgety trained three-year-old had the cheek to knock off in the home straight as she powered away from a field of older and more hardened opposition.
The victory made it a perfect three from three in the Kentuckiana colours following her purchase by prominent Australian owner Mick Boots.
Carter Dalgety did the steering behind the filly who showed nice gate speed to lead throughout.
Carter’s only worry came at the 150m when Sweet Coco thought she would have a good look at her Addington surrounds.
“She was travelling that well she eased away from the others and with nothing around her she had a bit of a look around,” Carter said.
“I managed to wake her up again which was good, but with how easy she did it she probably thought she was out for a bit of a jog.
“If the other horses were a bit closer I am sure she wouldn’t have done it.”
“But being a three-year-old who has only had four starts you can forgive her for that.”
“It is exciting to think that she has more improvement to come when she learns what racing is all about.”
“The motor is certainly there that’s for sure and she only seems to get better every time she has a race.”
“The future looks very bright.”
Cran and Chrissie Dalgety will now start Sweet Coco for one last time this winter before setting their sights on bigger targets.
The three-year-old again takes on older opponents in race 6 on Thursday night.
“We have only had her a short time, we thought it might have been even shorter but we are thrilled Mick has left her here,” Cran said.
“She looks well capable of going into the big fillies races, she doesn’t lack any class.”
“We will give her this last run on Thursday night and then she can have a nice break.”
“Hopefully she comes back even bigger and better and be ready to take on the big guns.”
Ohoka Le Bron will be out to continue his solid form on in race 2 on Thursday night while Spirit Of Anarchy will return from a spell in race 9.
“Only really the draw is a worry for Ohoka Le Bron, he’s been going nice races and the grade he is in won’t hold him for long.”
“Spirit Of Anarchy has a tough draw too, but he is very well and he can still make an impact.”
“He hasn’t had much luck in his career so far but he’s got the motor there to clear maidens at short notice.”
Carter takes the reins behind all of the Kentuckiana team on Thursday night.