From Remember Me’s Northern Oaks tilt to the quality team stepping out from home base, a huge Friday is in store for the Kentuckiana Lodge team.
Trainers Cran and Chrissie Dalgety will start four horses at Addington before Remember Me seeks Group One Oaks glory just a matter of minutes later.
Remember Me and many of her rivals will be stepping up to 2700m for the first time on Friday night in their Group One assignment.
Cran has no doubt the blueblood filly will handle the challenge.
“2700m is a new challenge for these fillies who have raced over the sprint trips most of their careers.”
“We go into the race with a filly that relaxes beautifully and is very tractable which is a huge advantage.”
“Her pedigree tells us her mother was quite handy over 3200m too.”
Remember Me was luckless in the Northern Oaks Prelude last week and Cran isn’t reading much into that run.
“We won’t read much into the last run getting caught parked in a small field, it turned into a tactical race.”
“What we know is the horse is in the right shape to go a very good race this week.”
“Having that hit out last week has got her right back up to the mark after her trip back from Australia.”
“Drawn 2, she’s going to be in it for a long way, there’s no doubt about that.”
Ajira spearheads the Kentuckiana team at Addington on Friday night on the back of an excellent recent trial.
Ajira steps out in race 2 alongside his stablemate Tayla Me.
“We were thrilled with his trial, it was good to see him hit the line nicely on a decent last quarter.”
“He has come up very well, with just the one trial there is still improvement to come but I would like to think he would be very competitive first up.”
Tayla Me made a mistake in her debut at Addington earlier this month.
Cran is hopeful punters will get to see the filly’s true worth this week.
“She just wasn’t comfortable first up, it wasn’t really her fault at all but we have rectified the issue.”
“She is a smart filly and she will win a maiden race at short notice so I am expecting her to go very good this time.”
Kentuckiana filly Suntan has copped a horror draw in barrier 9 in race 5.
But in an even field she just needs luck to feature.
“The draw is a bit of a headache, she doesn’t seem to draw too many marbles.”
“But she is fit and healthy and she’s raced better company that the horses she is racing.”
“With any luck from out there she should go a good race.”
Trixton Time rises in grade when he steps out in race 9 on Friday night.
But with the trotter in brilliant form, it would take a brave punter to write him off.
“It is another step up but he is just in a great space at the moment.”
“From the good draw (3) there’s no reason he can’t run in four.”
Carter Dalgety takes the reins behind Ajira, Suntan and Trixton Time with Sarah O’Reilly to drive Tayla Me.