ORGANISED TRIAL ON FRIDAY NEXT
Promising Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Krug will take in an organised 2YO trial before race four at Auckland on Friday night as he prepares for his northern debut in a $25,000 Young Guns Heat at Auckland on Thursday week, December 13.
The precocious son of champion sire Bettor’s Delight and former classy filly Champagne Princess (1:56.9, 12 wins from 23 starts for $143,484), remained unbeaten in pre-race trials and workouts when he led throughout to win a 2YO workout at Auckland on Saturday in 1:59.6.
Krug led up ahead of Allstars stablemates, First Class and Its All About Faith, and held well.
He had also impressed in two Canterbury trials before going north.
“We thought about going in a maiden at Cambridge on Thursday, but it’s more beneficial to have another run right-handed around Auckland going into the Young Guns Heat,” said co-trainer Cran Dalgety.
A second $25,000 Young Guns Heat is to be run at Auckland on New Year’s Eve.