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Last week’s preview did nothing to loosen Jacquinot’s grip Blue Diamond bias and star jumper Damian Lane confirmed his prospects in that race after jumping Cranbourne on Tuesday.
Lane allowed Rubick’s son to sit wide in the 800-meter jump before striding over late to win comfortably despite being a bit blue in the straight.
It’s all the validation Lane needs to commit to Saturday’s Blue Diamond Prelude ride and is exactly what co-trainer Mick Ken Jnr wants to see from the pony with the only start to the show. resounding victory at Caulfield on Gift Day.
“Damian says he’s pretty green and raw but we like that because we trained him to improve from this jump into the Prelude and then the Diamonds,” said Kent Jnr.
“We kept him fresh, kept pace in our feet and this morning was his main game before the Prelude. He puts some space for them and looks good to do so with improvement coming. Damian really liked him and he booked Prelude. ”
Jacquinot is one of four big Price/Kent names to settle on the show at Cranbourne with golden eagle my winner is Thunderstruck who finished second after Sierra Sue over 1000m.
The four-year-old had a good shot after that, but Kent says it wasn’t out of the expected and that this fitness will reduce fitness for most of his opponents in the CF Orr Stakings, the tournament. that he loves. “He had a difficult run in every game. run last time, so we don’t want to truncate a spell. We wanted to give him six weeks because he deserved it and he needed it and he thrived on it,” he said.
“It’s going to be a long enough show, so we don’t need him to be tense and really tight for his first.”
Profiteer and Extreme Warrior both won their jumps, with Profiteer on track to continue in Black Caviar Lightning after a third jump next Monday, while Extreme Warrior is a questionable starter in February 26 Oakleigh Plateis the third favorite in most markets.
“I couldn’t see him running with 84th, so on the same day it was Zeditave sharesthat’s where we’re going to have to go and from there we’re going to be a Group 1 company, I think,” said Kent Jnr.
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