If there was to be an end to a brilliant winning run then it looked more than likely to happen at Addington last Friday night.
Krug didn’t have a lot left to prove in the Garrard’s Sires Stakes heat, and punters thought the same. But the star youngster didn’t know that.
In a race that became the line in the sand for the classic races this season he blew major rival It’s All About Faith out of the water and heads to Alexandra Park to cement his position as not only the best two-year-old in the land (postponed) but the best three-year-old, too.
This has never happened before. We’ve never had Covid-19, either.
Krug and co will contest the Garrard’s Sires Stakes Final and New Zealand Standarbred Harness Million in Auckland next month. They run as three-year-olds but will complete the age-group classic season for the two-year-olds after postponement due to Covid. Krug will hands down win the two-year-old of the year title before they even run the Auckland races. He will win that title on September 14, four days before the Sires Stakes Final at Alexandra Park.
Following the two Auckland races he will step into the new season’s classics as a three-year-old again, Cup day of course a major target and the 2020-2021 Sires Stakes Final, and later back to Auckland for the Sales Series at Christmas time.
It is going to be a very busy season, the Kentuckiana team also with an eye on Melbourne and the Breeders Crown, though there are a number of issues in relation to Covid that may affect Krug’s chances of being there.
With Derbies on both both sides of the Tasman, and more of the Sires Stakes and Sales Series races to come, 2021 is going to be a hectic year also. Nathan and Chrissie, with some good advice from Cran, have a strategic plan already in place.