The Kentuckiana Lodge team have Remember Me ready to live up to her name in the Group One Sires Stakes Final At Alexandra Park on New Year’s Eve.
Trainers Cran and Chrissie Dalgety have the filly primed for a performance that’ll have the fans remembering her after the $150,000 fillies feature.
After speeding to victory at Alexandra Park two weeks ago, the daughter of Captaintreacherous and Adore Me has thrived and couldn't go into her big assignment in any better order.
“I am really happy with her, her work has been super and she is primed for the big dance," Cran said.
“She came up here a baby with just a handful of starts and she has thrived.”
“She is ready for a big race like this now and I am sure she is going to race very well.”
From barrier 5, Remember Me gives away a tactical advantage to the hot favourite True Fantasy.
Though it’s not ideal, Cran is far from conceding the race.
"Naturally, we would have liked to drawn on the fence and taken the fastest way home.”
"But the way our filly has come into her own on this trip up north, she always had the natural ability but now she is a bit more street smart.”
“I wouldn’t swap her for anything in the race, we are very thankful to be trusted to look after a filly like her.”
“And I wouldn’t want anyone else driving her.”
“Blair will sum things up from 5, he does it every week all over the country.”
Stable star Krug starts from the 30m mark in Friday night’s Group 2 Franklin Cup.
The Group One winning star is in a similar position to Remember Me heading into the 2700m feature.
Cran wouldn’t mind starting a bit closer to the front line, but he also wouldn’t swap his horse for any other in the race.
“I have been rapt with him since Cup Week.”
“That last run in the Free-For-All – they tell me he went better than 1.50 on his sectional times – that showed us exactly where he rates in the grand scheme of things.”
“I think the racing on Cup Day and Show Day helped him mature.”
“It's one thing to dominate your age group, but it is another to race the older horses and I think he has developed mentally because of it.”
Though a 30m handicap may look intimidating on paper, Cran isn’t too concerned about it.
“With one scratching already, they’re down to 10 in the race.”
“That means he could be six lengths off them once the moves start.”
“If that’s the case, I would count on him making his presence felt.”
“With what we have in mind for Krug, he should be running a very big race on Friday night.”
Like his two stablemates, Casino Action hasn’t drawn ideally, but it isn’t dampening the spirits of the Kentuckiana Lodge team ahead of the Northern Juvenile Classic.
“It is a very even field and he is fit and well and going on his win in the Sires Stakes Silver he is up to most of the horses in that race.”
“He will race well.”
Blair Orange also takes the reins behind Krug and Casino Action.