CORINGA CORY WINS ADDINGTON TRIAL
Coringa Cory, freshened after last racing at Cambridge on April 7, stepped up again for winter racing with a win at the Addington trials on Wednesday, June 15.
The 3YO Dream Away-Coringa Lillee gelding was given every chance by trials driver Rory McIlwrick, crossing to trail front-running Fiery Achiever.
Photo: Coringa Cory (Rory McIlwrick) wears down Fiery Achiever (John Dunn) at the finish of the 1 win and faster mobile trial at Addington.
In the run home, Coringa Cory finished slightly better with a sprint lane finish to edge past the Robert Dunn-trained Fiery Achiever.
Coringa Cory scored by a head in 2:28.1 for the mobile 1950m, a mile rate of 2:02.2, with the leaders quickening over their last 800m in 58.7s and final 400m in 28.1s.
He trialled in a new RIO Mark II racing sulky.
Coringa Cory was a maiden winner at Rangiora last December when prepared by Cran Dalgety’s father, Jim.
After transferring to Cran’s stable, Coringa Cory ran a fourth and a third in premier 1 win races at Auckland in March, before his form fell away.
Jay Bees Grin, a debut Timaru 2YO winner last month for trainer David Moore, who prepares a small team and also works at Kentuckiana Lodge, unwound well to run down front-runner Beat The Feet in the 2YO mobile pace.
The Grinfromeartoear-Nettys Kingdom colt won going away by half a length in 2:29.9 for the mobile 2000m (2:00.5 mile rate), the leaders running their last 800m in 58.7s and closing 400m in 28.7s.
Photo: Jay Bees Grin comes clear just after the line in his 2YO trial at Addington for driver Dexter Dunn. Beat The Feet (nearest camera) and The Perfect Storm filled the minors.
Jay Bees Grin is likely to race in a up to one win 2YO mobile pace at Addington on Friday, June 24.