The newly-formed training partnership of Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon is off to the best-possible start with five wins in the bank from just 12 starters, and currently in front on the national premiership.
And it hasn’t happened by mistake. Cran was keen to get the wheels rolling quickly this season in a bid to get the partnership off to a strong start – and he’s happy with the progress.
“I wanted to try and get Nathan underway well if we could,” he said.
“The premiership is a long way off. All Stars can of course win five a night – we might be restricted to more like five a month.
“But pleased for Nathan and how things are going at this point,” he added.
I’m A Gigolo made it two-from-two in impressive fashion once again at Addington last Friday night. The son of Sweet Lou the first winner of the new season for the stable, now a duel winner after brave success after working hard early.
A rise to age-group level now sits on the radar after two glowing victories, Cran keen to tackle the tougher stuff once the horse proved himself, and only then.
Art Major gelding Arden Roanoke capitalised on a patient drive from Matt Anderson to swoop wide and win his second for the season at Oamaru on Sunday.
He followed main rival Stick Man everywhere he went and produced a superb finish to win untouched, clocked in 56.5 his final 800m on a cool winters afternoon.