Horse Racing

Jacquinot to overcome opponents

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Golden Rose winner Jacquinot gets to campaign for the first time in Cranbourne

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr will produce their first big-name production for 2023 at Cranbourne on Monday morning when Jacquinot gets to hit the campaign trail for the first time.

The pony Rubick will take part in the three-year-old 800 meter run as she prepares for what could be a career-defining campaign.

Widden Stud-bound’s galloping career is secured, thanks to his victory in the Golden Rose (1400m) in Septemberbut Price and Kent’s job in this campaign is to add a success factor of Group 1 to his resume.

Jacquinot is being set for two $1400 million Group 1s at Sandown in February – CF Orr Staking (February 11) and Stock Futures (February 25) – and there will likely be a pre-run.

“This will be his first trial, so he’s going to have a quiet trial,” Kent said.

“But we want him to be available for two Group 1 features at Sandown, so he’ll likely get his first slot in the Manfred Stakes on the 26th.”

The $200,000 Manfred Group 3 Sharesa 1300m weightlifting and penalty kick event for three-year-olds, taking place at Sandown on Australia Day.

Kent reports that Jacquinot has done as the stable has hoped since his last run of the spring campaign, placing ninth in the standings. Coolmore Stud (1200m)and join a big campaign.

“He’s humming,” Kent said. “He was very good and he galloped very well during the week.”

Jacquinot is as popular as Anamoe because Bet money and is also prominent in Futurity Stakes betting, as he entered the market in Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in Flemington in March.

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