KATY PERRY ALLOWED TO BYPASS ABC HEAT
Star NZ 2Y0 pacing filly Katy Perry won’t be asked to back up in an Australasian Breeders Crown heat in Victoria this weekend.
Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety had hoped to start her in a heat at Ballarat but has subsequently decided to give her a week off from racing.
“She was a wee bit down after the flight over and having raced last week,” he said.
“But because we started in the heat at Cambridge (second to Joanne’s A Delight, July 10) she’s eligible for a Repechage on August 6, so we’ll hold back for that,” he said.
Cran says it was a bonus hdriver Dexter Dunn was able to find the front without resistance in last Saturday’s Tatlow Stakes at Melton.
“She went super. Dex held her up round the bend and she went to another gear when he asked her to go.”
Cran said the lead-up race at Cambridge really tighentened her up for Melbourne.
“She got to the line eating the line the last 50m and had gone on a bit since then. She’s settled in well. She will be alright again after a few easy days,” he said.