Tamworth instructor Michelle Fleming, who prepares the 5-12 months-antique Arlington gelding at her Kootingal solid, has him entered in Wednesday’s $50,000 Merchant Navy @ Coolmore Australia Handicap (1150m) on the Kensington tune at Randwick and believes he is a significant hazard of including to his two Sydney successes.
The Lion, who has also won at Walcha, Scone, and Newcastle in a 24 start career, has Highway Handicap wins at Rosehill and Randwick to his credit score on his manner to just over $151,000 in professional prizemoney. He has also appropriately drawn (3) and has 59kg with regular rider Chris O’Brien again on board. “I’m thrilled for him,” Michelle Fleming said after floating her superstar all the way down to Randwick on Tuesday. “He’s been running well, Chris knows him properly, and he’s drawn nicely. He’s a very sincere horse and constantly travels well. Hopefully, he goes accurate tomorrow.” She additionally has Sir Donald within the 0.33 race at the Kensington meeting and said he has also been operating well. Fleming’s attention will then flip to Tamworth, wherein she has Smooth Factor in Friday’s Carlton United Class 1 Handicap (1400m). He has his 2nd run for her after coming from the Kris Lees stable, and they believe he’ll run “a chunk of a race for me” on Friday.
There are eight races at the TAB application, such as the $22,000 Mercure Tamworth Cup April 28 Mornington Prelude (2100m). Nominations have been prolonged till 11am Tuesday and finished with 3 late noms to make it thirteen. MERCURE TAMWORTH CUP APRIL 28 MORNINGTON PRELUDE NOMINATIONS (benchmark scores indexed in which to be had): Boundary Rider (Ruth Cooper) 34, Bunny Hopper (Ruth Cooper) 36, Davor (Ray Hartley) 42, Devlann (Dean Smith) 72, Exotic Art (Lea Selby) 41, Husonique (Lesley Jeffries) 64, Kingsbridge (Cameron Crockett) sixty-four, Loving Home (Tess Wilkes) 66, Lucky Elixir (Michael Mulholland) 53, Plaisir (David Atkins), Potent Force (Michael Mulholland) 70, San Fransisco (Paul Perry) eighty-one, Stirling Shadow (Sally Torrens).