Cran says a couple of things need to go right for smart Sweet Lou three-year-old Fabrizio to maintain a winning run in the IRT Leaders In Flying Horses Handicap Pace at Addington on Friday night, the main one being the first few steps.
Off two very impressive mobile victories to kick off after the Covid lockdown, Fabrizio is now set to take on his first standing start, not by design, by something that was always going to happen.
“Firstly, he’s a three-year-old and you’d say, too early for this? But he’s six weeks away from being four and the four-year-olds run in the Cup (November) these days, and win it, so why not a ‘C4’ race now?” said Cran.
“Will he step away? Well, at home we’ve given him some practice and he dances around behind the tape; touch wood he has paced away every time.
“He’s there because this race was all we had avaiable to him. Probably sooner than we’d expected to be trying the stand start but we’ll find out how he copes Friday night.
“If he does get away with them they’ll know he’s there. Very pleased with him right now.”